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Sunday, 28 December

197. Language, Literature, and the Politics of Area Studies

8:30–9:45 a.m., Yosemite A, Hilton

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society

Presiding: Gaurav G. Desai, Tulane Univ.

1. “9/11, the United States, and Postcolonial Studies; or, ‘Whose Side Are You on Anyway?’” Alfred J. Lopez, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

2. “The Politics of Area Studies: Homeland Security, House Resolutions, and the Place of Academic Memoir,” Cynthia Franklin, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

3. “The Geopolitical State of Exception: Area Studies after 9/11,” Sophia A. McClennen, Penn State Univ., University Park

4. “Check, Check: Sensitizing Scholars and Students to Sensitive Topics of Area Studies in the United States,” Shirin E. Edwin, Sam Houston State Univ.

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