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Thursday, 29 December

356. Creoles, Pidgins, and Dialects as a Poetic Strategy

8:30–9:45 a.m., Hemisphere, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Poetry

Presiding: Adalaide Morris, Univ. of Iowa; Juliana M. Spahr, Mills Coll.

1. “From the Congolese Mudda and the Igbo Damballah Woman to Namsetoura: The Unsubmergence of the Mother (Tongue) and the Transubstantiation of the Word in Kamau Brathwaite’s Poetry and Mirror Pages,” Loretta Collins Klobah, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

2. “The Impossibility of Synthetic Scots; or, Hugh MacDiarmid’s Nationalist Internationalism,” Matthew Hart, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

3. “Pid Lit 101 as American-Pacific Canon Deformation: Notes toward Articulating the Poetics and Politics of a ‘Pidgin Nation’ in Contemporary Hawai‘i,” Rob Wilson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

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