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756. Futures of South-South Comparison: Theorizing Emergent Zones of Exchange

Sunday, 12 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Superior B, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: MagalĂ­ Armillas-Tiseyra, Univ. of Mississippi

Speakers: Nienke Boer, New York Univ.; Kerry Bystrom, Bard Coll.; Robert Colson, Brigham Young Univ., UT; Leigh Anne Duck, Univ. of Mississippi; Jaime Hanneken, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Laurie Lambert, Univ. of California, Davis; Joseph R. Slaughter, Columbia Univ.

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Session Description:

A discussion of the methodological, theoretical, and political implications of comparative work in the global South. Speakers will present a portion of their research and theorize comparison from a south-south perspective. Comparative axes include the South Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Middle Passage and diaspora, and the United States South in relation to the global South.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Comparative Literature – General

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