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155. Authority, Sovereignty, Postcoloniality: Recent Narratives of Dictatorship

Thursday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., University, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Jini Kim Watson, New York Univ.

1. "Writing against Postcoloniality: From Residual Autonomy to Emergent Class Consciousness in Arundhati Roy and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o," John Maerhofer, Bronx Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

2. "Kaleidoscopic Sovereignty: The Entanglement-Delinking Dialectic in Postcolonial Writing," Firat Oruc, Northwestern Univ.

3. "Cultural Capital and Sovereignty in the Fiction of Lydia Kwa," Weihsin Gui, Univ. of California, Riverside

For abstracts, write to jkw1@nyu.edu.


Subjects:

  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • Genre, Theory, Method – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes

  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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