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Saturday, 27 December

125. Postcolonial Histories and Intertextuality in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

7:00–8:15 p.m., Union Square 2, Hilton

A special session

Presiding: Elena Machado Sáez, Florida Atlantic Univ.

1. “Migrating Readers: Footnoting Dominican History in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” Ylce Irizarry, East Carolina Univ.

2. “El Ojo de Sauron: A Ghetto Nerd’s Telling of Postcolonial Histories from the Dominican Republic and Its Diaspora,” Jason Meyler, Marquette Univ.

3. “Yunior Strikes Back: Junot Díaz’s Oscar Wao as Diasporic Foundational Fiction,” Elena Machado Sáez

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