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Friday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 5C, ACC

Deconstructing Civility

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Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada. Presiding: Aureliano DeSoto, Metropolitan State Univ.

1. “Domination through Dialogue: Plurality, Tolerance, and Understanding as Instruments of Political Dispossession,” Juan Meneses, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte

2. “‘I’m Going to Shout Your Fucking Head Off’: Jonathan Franzen and the Problem with Civility,” Justin St. Clair, Univ. of South Alabama

3. “Collegiality, Cosmopolitanism, and Containment in Canadian Critical Race Theory,” Carl Watts, Queen’s Univ.

4. “The Token Success Story: Exploring Racism Disguised as Civility in Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle,” Roberta Wolfson, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

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