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Saturday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 18A, ACC

Contemporary Literature and the Forever Wars

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A special session. Presiding: Aaron DeRosa, California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona

Speakers: Patrick Deer, New York Univ.; A. B. Huber, New York Univ.; Ikram Masmoudi, Univ. of Delaware, Newark; Peter Molin, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Stacey L. Peebles, Centre Coll.; Roy Scranton, Princeton Univ.

Panelists initiate a dialogue about the emergent body of Iraq and Afghanistan War writing at a moment in which the wars have reasserted themselves representationally after years of silence. Our diverse set of scholars seeks to engage contemporary war writing before it becomes crystallized into a canon or relegated to what Edna Longley has called the “ghetto of war literature.”

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