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Sunday, 27 December

25. Transformative Texts: Books That Rocked the World

3:30–4:45 p.m., Independence Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada

Presiding: Lan Dong, Univ. of Illinois, Springfield

1. “Re-imagining the New Nation: Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed and Métis National Identity,” Albert R. Braz, Univ. of Alberta

2. “Racial Uplift and the Creation of the Black Nation in Sutton Griggs’s Imperium in Imperio,” Sterling L. Bland, Jr., Rutgers Univ., Newark

3. “Doing Work That Matters: The Impact of Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza,” Norma Elia Cantú, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio

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