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Thursday, 30 December

768. Surviving Ethnicity: Trauma in Multiethnic Literatures

1:45–3:00 p.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Presiding: Fred L. Gardaphe, State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook

1. “‘They Cut Off Our Tongues When We Came Here’: Cultural Mutilation and Healing in Italian American Literature and Film,” Edvige Giunta, New Jersey City Univ.

2. “Trauma and Memory in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory and Behind the Mountains,” Pin-chia Feng, Natl. Chiao-Tung Univ.

3. “Literature and the Monumentalization of Trauma,” Yung-Hsing Wu, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette

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