Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Lone Star C, JW Marriott
Global Anglophone? The View from Africa
A special session. Presiding: Stephanie Bosch Santana, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Wai Chee Dimock, Yale Univ.
Speakers: Aaron Bady, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Wendy Laura Belcher, Princeton Univ.; Stephanie Bosch Santana; Mũkoma Wa Ngũgĩ, Cornell Univ.; Duncan McEachern Yoon, Univ. of Alabama
Recently departments have made hires under the moniker global Anglophone, a term that has emerged as an alternative to postcolonialist. However, what the term designates has been subject to debate. To engage this debate from a specific field, panelists reflect on the global Anglophone through its relation with African literary studies.