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Sunday, 30 December

691. African Blood, Hollywood’s Diamonds: Recent Cinematic Inventions of Africa

10:15–11:30 a.m., Grand Suite 5, Hyatt Regency

A special session

Presiding: MaryEllen Higgins, Penn State Univ., Greater Allegheny

1. “Hotel Rwanda and The Last King of Scotland: Military Cosmopolitanism, Humanitarianist Capital, and the Western Spectacle of Africa,” Heike Harting, Univ. of Montreal

2. “In My Country [of My Skull]: Mediating South Africa for Mainstream America,” Patrick Denman Flanery, Univ. of Sheffield

3. “Representations of Blackness, Africa, and Colonialism in Peter Jackson’s King Kong,” Clifford Manlove, Penn State Univ., Greater Allegheny

For copies of abstracts, visit www.personal.psu.edu/mxh68.

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