Friday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 309, JW Marriott
Italy’s Heart of Darkness: Eastern Africa in the Modern Italian Literary Imagination
A special session. Presiding: Stephanie Malia Hom, Univ. of Oklahoma
1. “De Amicis’s Africa: From Travel Narratives to the Darkness of the Heart,” Roberto Risso, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
2. “East of Eden: Orientalism and the Italian Afro-Mediterranean Imagination,” Valerie McGuire, New York Univ.
3. “Speaking from the Heart of Darkness,” Sonita Sarker, Macalester Coll.
Respondent: Barbara Spackman, Univ. of California, Berkeley