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161. Postcolonial Trauma

Thursday, 9 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Cook, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Nouri Gana, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1. "'You Call It a Disorder . . . We Call It Life': Postcolonial Trauma in Aminatta Forna's The Memory of Love," Stef Craps, Ghent Univ.

2. "Contrapuntal Voices: 'Postcolonialism' and 'Trauma' in Dialogue," Sonali Thakkar, Univ. of Chicago

3. "Oceanic Wakes: Rewriting Postcolonial Melancholia," Sarah Senk, Univ. of Hartford

4. "The Subcontinent in Transit: Trauma, Time, and Difference," Jennifer Yusin, Drexel Univ.

Responding: Vilashini Cooppan, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Other Literature in English – General

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