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Tuesday, 29 December

419. Postcolonial Comparisons: Indigeneity and Translation

10:15–11:30 a.m., Regency Ballroom C2, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Postcolonial Studies in Literature and Culture

Presiding: Susan Yukie Najita, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1. “Weaving in the Heilala: Translating Cultural Concepts in Konai Helu Thaman’s Poetry,” Erin Suzuki, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

2. “Deep Focus: A Methodology for Comparative Literature,” Krupa Shandilya, Cornell Univ.

3. “Conversion and Counter-Conversion: Translating Figurations of Rebirth in Henry Opukaha’ia,” Rob Wilson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

4. “Activating Voice, Body, and Place: Kanaka Maoli and Ma’ohi Writings for Kaho’olawe and Moruroa,” Dina El Dessouky, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

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