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Saturday, 08 January

461. Disabling Race: Comparative Ethnic Approaches

10:15–11:30 a.m., Atrium I, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession

Presiding: Ellen Samuels, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

1. “Union Carbide, the Ethics of Environmentalism, and the Specter of Disability in Animal’s People,” Anita Mannur, Miami Univ., Oxford

2. “War Injury and the Politics of Citizenship in John Okada’s No-No Boy and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony,” Cynthia Wu, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

3. “Sanitizing the Body Politic: Metaphors of Health and Cleanliness in Miguel Ángel Asturias’s El Señor Presidente and Héctor Tobar’s The Tattooed Soldier,” Julie Minich, Miami Univ., Oxford

Respondent: Ellen Samuels

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