Saturday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 402, JW Marriott
Bessie Head Thirty Years On: Southern African Women Writing Resistance
A special session. Presiding: Jessica Marie Durgan, Bemidji State Univ.
1. “Reading Bessie Head through Foucault: Power, Discipline, and Punishment in ‘The Collector of Treasures,’” Sri Mukherjee, Harvard Univ.
2. “Agency through Cultural Creation: Bessie Head’s A Question of Power,” Gary Rees, Bemidji State Univ.
3. “Time to Revisit: Nadine Gordimer and Times of Transition,” Amanda R. Waugh Lagji, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
For abstracts, visit bessiehead2016.wordpress.com.