113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Postcolonial Literature III

Session Chair: 
Jenna Sciuto, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Session 9: Saturday 3:35-5:05pm
Forum Suite (PH-ET)


  1. Alexandra Nygren, Northern Arizona University
    The Rape of Sita by Lindsey Collen illuminates how political, social, and familial relationships between women can serve as a form of resistance and solidarity. Through stories like this, a voice for subaltern women becomes possible, as does a way of reimagining patriarchy, postcolonialism, and marginalized sexual identities in subaltern contexts. 
  2. Ji Nang Kim, Texas A&M University
    This paper examines Korean cultural representations of postcolonial traumas by exploring the images of self-immolation and spectral subaltern bodies manifested in Korean film and literature.
  3. Pim Higginson, University of New Mexico
    This paper will explore the manner in which Congolese author Fiston Mwanza Mujita's (1981-) "Tram 83"(2014) uses musical tropes and structures to create a haunting post-modern urban universe in which geographical and temporal standards are thrown into disarray. 
Session Cancelled: