Tuesday, 27 December
86. Language and Human Rights: Rhetorical Acts, Material Consequences
8:45–10:00 p.m., Carolina, Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Amy Kaplan, Univ. of Pennsylvania
1. “Representational Practices in Human Rights Fiction and Fieldwork,” James Dawes, Macalester Coll.
2. “Imagining the Enemy as Rhetorical Strategy in the United States Black Freedom Movement,” Alisse Portnoy, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
3. “Health and Human Rights: A More Than Rhetorical Approach,” Priscilla B. Wald, Duke Univ.
Respondent: Steven Mailloux, Univ. of California, Irvine
For copies of abstracts, visit www.umich.edu/~alisse/MLA2005/index.html.