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Tuesday, 28 December

171. FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) in Creative Writing: Activism and Aesthetics

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Jefferson, Loews

A special session

Session leader: Tobe Levin, Univ. of Maryland, Univ. Coll. in Europe

1. “Against the Pleasure Principle: Sa├»da Hagi-Dirie Herzi versus Freud and Marie Bonaparte,” Chantal Zabus, Univ. of Paris XIII

2. “Oppositional Approaches to FGM in African Literature,” Stephen L. Bishop, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque

3. “The Erotics of Joy: Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, and the FGM Debate,” Jennifer Browdy De Hernandez, Simon’s Rock Coll. of Bard

Respondent: Tameka L. Cage, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

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