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458. Feminism, Nationalism, and South Asian Women

Saturday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Columbus, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Umme Al-wazedi, Augustana Coll., IL

Speakers: Umme Al-wazedi; Kanika Batra, Texas Tech Univ.; Jana Fedtke, Asian Univ. for Women; Poonkulaly Gunaseelan, Univ. of London, King's Coll.; Feroza Framji Jussawalla, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Harveen Sachdeva Mann, Loyola Univ., Chicago

For abstracts, write to after 1 Nov.

Session Description:

This session will act as a point of entry into reconceptualizing the relation between nationalism and feminism in South Asia and South Asian diaspora. Through their papers, the panelists capture the different axes of female identity construction and the relations to national and transnational feminist agendas.


  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Asian Literatures

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