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Saturday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 403, JW Marriott

Critical Intersectionalities of Race and Sexuality: Aesthetics, Limits, Dangers, Opportunities

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Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada and the GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages. Presiding: Marcellus Blount, Columbia Univ.

Speakers: La Marr Jurelle Bruce, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Erica Edwards, Univ. of California, Riverside; Karen Jaime, Cornell Univ.; Victor Roman Mendoza, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Marcia Ochoa, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; Chandan Reddy, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Panelists revisit the significance of Kimberle Crenshaw’s 1989 articulation of intersectionality, in the context of modern-day literary and cultural studies, to highlight conversations among race, ethnicities, and sexualities.

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