Friday, 07 January
360. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in African Literature: Fiction, Memoir, and the Discourse of Human Rights
5:15–6:30 p.m., 304C, LA Convention Center
A special session
Presiding: Tobe Levin, Univ. of Maryland, European Div.
1. “Telling the Stories behind Legislation: FGM and Human Rights Law,” Stephen L. Bishop, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2. “Becoming Agony: The Emergence of Embodied Ethoi in the Works of Fadumo Korn and Waris Dirie,” Christina V. Cedillo-Tootalian, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
3. “Ancient Secrets and Taboos: FGM Disguised in the Rubble of Early Liberian Literature,” Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Penn State Univ., Altoona
Respondent: Tobe Levin
For abstracts, write to firstname.lastname@example.org after 7 Dec.