Friday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Mississippi, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on West Asian Languages and Literatures and the Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature
Presiding: Rebekah Sheldon, Indiana Univ.–Purdue Univ., Indianapolis
1. "The Poetics of Apocalypse: World Reckonings of Contemporary Middle Eastern Thought," Jason Mohaghegh, Babson Coll.
2. "As Much Wonder as Dread: Science Fiction in the Near East," John Christopher Cunningham, Jersey City Univ.
3. "Palestinians versus Zombies," Lucian Stone, Univ. of North Dakota
4. "'I Am Husayn. I Am Zeynab': The Unhinging of Master Signifiers in Recent Iranian Ashura Commemorations," Farhang Erfani, American Univ.
For abstracts, visit commons.mla.org/groups/west-asian-languages-and-literatures/documents.