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Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 306, JW Marriott

Turning the Lens: New Middle Eastern Queer and Feminist Filmmakers and Artists

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A special session. Presiding: Patricia White, Swarthmore Coll.

1. “Silencing the Unruly: Counternarratives of Muslim Women Films and Filmmakers,” Wazhmah Osman, Temple Univ., Philadelphia

2. “Queering Nationhood: Desiree Akhavan’s Appropriate Behavior and the Search for ‘Accented Sexuality,’” Neta Alexander, New York Univ.

3. “‘In the Pit of Her Stomach’: Tasting Home in Irit Reinheimer’s I Told Her This Was Home,” Jaclyn Pryor, Haverford Coll.

4. “Mizrahi Transgender and Cisgender Women Musical Performers between Turkey and Israel,” Shirly Bahar, New York Univ.

For papers, write to wazhmah@gmail.com after 15 Dec.

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