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123. Comparing Modern Literatures Worldwide: Can It Be Done within the Current MLA Structure?

Thursday, 5 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Redwood, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on Comparative Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

Presiding: John Burt Foster, George Mason Univ.

Speakers: Thomas Oliver Beebee, Penn State Univ., University Park; Marcel H. Cornis-Pope, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.; Françoise Lionnet, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Christopher Lupke, Washington State Univ., Pullman; Sangeeta Ray, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Ramón Saldívar, Stanford Univ.

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Session Description:

Addressing key examples worldwide, speakers will discuss (in the following order) Lusophonia, global China, east-central European literatures, Africa and its diasporas, South Asia, and hemispheric Americas.


  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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