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547. Languages in and between Empires: Translation, Script, and Geopolitical Agency

Sunday, 11 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Sheraton I, Sheraton Chicago

A linked session arranged in conjunction with the forum Reframing Postcolonial and Global Studies in the Longer Durée

Presiding: Laura Anne Doyle, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

1. "Translating the Ancients: Politics of Language from Abbasid Modernity to the Age of Sultanate Postmodernity," Hayrettin Yücesoy, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

2. "Writing as Imperial Technology, Past and Present," Lydia H. Liu, Columbia Univ.

3. "Terms of Exchange: Script Change and Linguistic Palimpsests in the Comparative Literatures of Senegal," Annette Damayanti Lienau, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

Responding: Simon E. Gikandi, Princeton Univ.

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