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588. Race and Poetics: On Aesthetic Practice in Ethnic Studies

Saturday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Beacon A, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Nathan Grant, Saint Louis Univ.

Speakers: John Alba Cutler, Northwestern Univ.; Samantha Pinto, Georgetown Univ.; Libbie Rifkin, Georgetown Univ.; Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman, Binghamton Univ., State Univ. of New York

Responding: Kandice Chuh, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

Session Description:

This roundtable will consider cultural forms of difference across a range of genres, including the lyric, collaborative authorship, and radio. We will focus on how aesthetics shifts some of the major tenants of ethnic studies, looking at major as well as neglected authors across African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and anglophone postcolonial studies.


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