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Saturday, 08 January

632. From World Literature to World-System Literature

5:15–6:30 p.m., 404B, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Marxist Literary Group and the Division on Sociological Approaches to Literature

Presiding: Leerom Medovoi, Portland State Univ.

1. “Fukú Americanity and Junot Díaz’s Global South in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” José David Saldívar, Stanford Univ.

2. “Under World Literature: The Inferior Narrative Position,” Joseph R. Slaughter, Columbia Univ.

3. “Terminal Crisis? Post-9/11 American Literature in a World-System Frame,” Leerom Medovoi

Respondent: Nirvana Tanoukhi, Harvard Univ.

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