Session Information


1: Paradoxical Dramaturgies: Disability and Egungun Performances in Wole Soyinka

Nic Hamel, U of Texas, Austin

2: Madness, Disability Studies, and African Fiction: Reading Biyi Bandele’s The Sympathetic Undertaker and Brian Chikwava’s Harare North

Ehijele Femi Eromosele, U of Witwatersrand

3: Amputation Is Not a Metaphor: Frantz Fanon and Colonial Debilitation

Sarah Orsak, Rutgers U, New Brunswick

4: Citizen Bodies: Martyrdom, Disability, and Nationalism in the Iran-Iraq War

Kimberly Canuette Grimaldi, U of Texas, Austin

Related Material: For related material, write to julie.vandam@usc.edu after 2 Jan.


Julie C. Van Dam, U of Southern California