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789. Approaches to Feminist Orientalism: The Enlightenment to the Contemporary

Sunday, 12 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Illinois, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Samara Cahill, Nanyang Technical Univ.

1. "The Despot and the Harem: Gender, Sexuality, and Reform in the Orientalist Culture of the Enlightenment," Hsu-Ming Teo, Macquarie Univ.

2. "Feminist Orientalism and Enlightenment England's Quest for Eden," Bethany Williamson, Southern Methodist Univ.

3. "'To Strike Out a New Path': Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Astell, and Muslim Veiling Practices," Humberto Garcia, Vanderbilt Univ.

4. "Revisiting 'Feminist Orientalism' in the Twenty-First Century," Joyce Zonana, Borough of Manhattan Community Coll., City Univ. of New York


  • British Literature – General

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