Saturday, 27 December
125. Postcolonial Histories and Intertextuality in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
7:00–8:15 p.m., Union Square 2, Hilton
A special session
Presiding: Elena Machado Sáez, Florida Atlantic Univ.
1. “Migrating Readers: Footnoting Dominican History in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” Ylce Irizarry, East Carolina Univ.
2. “El Ojo de Sauron: A Ghetto Nerd’s Telling of Postcolonial Histories from the Dominican Republic and Its Diaspora,” Jason Meyler, Marquette Univ.
3. “Yunior Strikes Back: Junot Díaz’s Oscar Wao as Diasporic Foundational Fiction,” Elena Machado Sáez
For copies of abstracts, visit http://home.fau.edu/emachado/web/MLA_2008.htm.
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