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155. Authority, Sovereignty, Postcoloniality: Recent Narratives of Dictatorship

Tuesday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., University, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Jini Kim Watson, New York Univ.

1. "Writing against Postcoloniality: From Residual Autonomy to Emergent Class Consciousness in Arundhati Roy and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o," John Maerhofer, Bronx Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

2. "Kaleidoscopic Sovereignty: The Entanglement-Delinking Dialectic in Postcolonial Writing," Firat Oruc, Northwestern Univ.

3. "Cultural Capital and Sovereignty in the Fiction of Lydia Kwa," Weihsin Gui, Univ. of California, Riverside

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  • General Literature – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • General Literature – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes

  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth Century

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