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Thursday, 29 December

467. Confronting “Race” and Racisms in Portuguese-Language Literatures

1:45–3:00 p.m., Hamilton, Washington Hilton

A special session

Presiding: Ana Paula Ferreira, Univ. of California, Irvine

1. “When the Margins Become the Center: The Case of African-Brazilian Literature,” Phyllis A. Peres, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

2. “From Cape Verde to Mozambique: Paradox and Ambiguity along the Faultlines of Race and Ethnicity,” Fernando Arenas, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

3. “Memories of a Sea in Ruins: Portugal’s Colonial Empire and the Romance of Miscegenation,” Luis Manuel Madureira, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

4. “Assimilation Is Erasure: The Appropriation of Racial Difference in Angola’s New Imperial Order,” Phillip Rothwell, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

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