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Saturday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 402, JW Marriott

Bessie Head Thirty Years On: Southern African Women Writing Resistance

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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

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