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Sunday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 205, JW Marriott

9/11 and South Asians

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Program arranged by the forum LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic. Presiding: Chandrima Chakraborty, McMaster Univ.

Speakers: Lopamudra B. Basu, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stout; Maryse Jayasuriya, Univ. of Texas, El Paso; Pallavi Rastogi, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Amber Riaz, Douglas Coll.; Sreyoshi Sarkar, George Washington Univ.

The ramifications of 9/11 for South Asian bodies and psyches as delineated in a range of cultural texts. Panelists reflect on how creative texts explore the racial injury of diasporic South Asians and reclaim the human to rethink 9/11, as well as assess the success of the diverse aesthetic and discursive strategies employed in creative texts.

For abstracts, write to chandri@mcmaster.ca after 5 Dec.

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