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102. The Coming Community in an Age of Vulnerability

Monday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Los Angeles–Miami, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford Univ.

1. "Sovereignty, Vulnerability, and the Politics of Enclosure," Elizabeth Anker, Cornell Univ.

2. "Precarity, Vulnerability, Emptiness, Fragility, Groundlessness, Insecurity . . ." Simon During, Univ. of Queensland

3. "All That Is Solid Melts into Air, Again," David Palumbo-Liu

4. "The Unspeakable Consumer Good; or, Whither the White Folks' N@#$r?" Imani Perry, Princeton Univ.

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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