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Saturday, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 209, JW Marriott

Beyond Fin de Siècle Europe: New Geographies of Decadence

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A special session. Presiding: Matthew Potolsky, Univ. of Utah

1. “Languid Modernity and Decline of Empire in the Literary Culture of Fin de Siècle British Malaya,” Elmo Gonzaga, National Univ. of Singapore

2. “The New School of Decadence: Transnational Aesthetics and the Culture of Containment,” Samuel Reese, Univ. of Sydney

3. “Decadence and Decolonization: Antidecadent Rhetoric in Achebe, Walcott, and Faiz,” Robert S. Stilling, Florida State Univ.

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