Thursday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Franklin 10, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada
Presiding: Meena Alexander, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
Speakers: Adeleke Adeeko, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Olakunle George, Brown Univ.; Vijay Prashad, Trinity Coll., CT; Micheal Rumore, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York; Amritjit Singh, Ohio Univ., Athens; Barbara J. Webb, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York
This session addresses the issues of south-south connections in the aftermath of Bandung, focusing on global intersections, affective borderlands, questions of embodiment, and transnational cultural production. Panelists discuss the politics and poetics of this shifting web of cultural affiliations, highlighted by Richard Wright in his reflections on the historic conference of nonaligned nations.