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30. Crisis and the US Political Imaginary: Tremblement de Terre and Terror Wars

Tuesday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 617, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Sheila Marie Contreras, Michigan State Univ.

1. "American Muslim Plots: John Updike's Terrorist and the US National Security Crisis," Salah D. Hassan, Michigan State Univ.

2. "Crisis Colonialism: Haiti in Shock and the Historical Event," Kathleen Mary Kane, Univ. of Montana

3. "The Shock-Doctrine Approach to Establishing 'Civility' in the American University," Cynthia Franklin, Univ. of Hawai'i, Mānoa


  • General Literature – Rhetoric and Rhetorical Theory

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

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