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Friday, 07 January

398. Lives in Two Languages: Narrating across Cultures

5:15–6:30 p.m., 402A, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Literature of the United States in Languages Other Than English

Presiding: Laura Isabel Serna, Univ. of Southern California

1. “Taming the Wild Tongue: Multilingual Feminine Speech in Anzaldúa’s Borderlands: La Frontera, Cha’s Dictee, and Philip’s She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks,” Gretchen Busl, Univ. of Notre Dame

2. “Ethics and Bilingualism: Marjorie Agosín’s Literary Search for a Language of Human Rights,” Ricardo Vivancos-Perez, George Mason Univ.

3. “Translating and Trans-locating Cuba in Achy Obejas’s Ruins,” Susannah Rodriguez Drissi, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

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