Monday, July 12, 2010

MLA Panel

Saturday, 08 January

587. Baleful Postcoloniality: Narratives of Life and Death on the Margins

3:30–4:45 p.m., 304B, LA Convention Center

A special session

Presiding: Kathleen Mary Kane, Univ. of Montana

1. “Dalit Lives in the Postcolony,” Subramanian Shankar, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

2. “Bare Life and of Death in Recent Moroccan Literature of Migration,” David Alvarez, Grand Valley State Univ.

3. “Taming Koolau: Translating Hawaiian Resistance into the Twenty-First Century,” Bryan Kuwada, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

4. “Passing Away: Eulogies, Despair, and Palestine,” Salah D. Hassan, Michigan State Univ.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MLA Panel: Baleful Postcoloniality

This panel includes papers from India to Hawaii, from the Strait of Gibraltar to Palestine. It focuses on narratives of life and death on the social and political margins of the nation and the globe. Tamil Dalits (Shankar), Hawaiin rebels (Kuwada), Moroccan migrants (Alvarez) and Palestinian exiles (Hassan) are the subjects of these narratives. Their stories take the forms of testimonio, fictionalizations, biography and eulogies.