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Friday, 07 January

260. Narrating United States Security: State Violence and the Literary Imagination

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Platinum Salon H, J. W. Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Joel Pfister, Wesleyan Univ.

1. “Internal Threat: Indian Wars, Pequot Extinction, and the Sanctification of Security,” Jeffrey Hole, Univ. of the Pacific

2. “Thy Captive Shall Not Die by Torture: Cooper’s The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish and the Securitization of Destiny,” Johannes Voelz, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

3. “Colonial Geography, Race, and the Spectacle of Torture,” Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern Univ.

Respondent: Gretchen Murphy, Univ. of Texas, Austin

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