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Saturday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 18D, ACC

Disability and the Global South

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Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession. Presiding: Julie Minich, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1. “Against the ‘New Man’: Homosexuality and Monstrosity in an Anti-Boom Latin American Novel,” Martín L. Gaspar, Bryn Mawr Coll.

2. “Disability and the Emergence of Alternative Modernities in the Paris of the Tropics,” Heather Vrana, Southern Connecticut State Univ.

3. “Maquilapolis: Mobilizing Resistance to Capitalist Exploitation in the Global South, Challenging Global North Expectations of Disability ‘Visibility’ and ‘Identity,’” J. C. Sibara, Colby Coll.

4. “Modern-Day Elephant Men: Joseph Merrick in the Context of the Global South,” Elizabeth Picherit, Univ. of Texas, Austin

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