Papers on Edwidge Danticat at South Atlantic MLA in Atlanta, November 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that the Edwidge Danticat Society’s affiliated panels at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Atlanta this year will be two in number and will feature work that addresses storytelling, (counter)narrative, histories and the nation in Danticat’s work. We hope to see you there for some great critical exchange! Here are our panel details:

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel One:
“Homes, Identities, and Geographies in the Literature of Edwidge Danticat”
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 89
Atlanta, GA · Westin Peachtree · November 3-5, 2017

Panel Chair: Dr. Maia Butler, Assistant Professor,
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Founding Vice President of Edwidge Danticat Society

Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder, Ph.D. Student
Emory University
“‘You are also held captive in this prism’: Refracted Light and Diasporic Narrative Formation
in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones.

Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis, Associate Professor of English
Fayetteville State University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina
“Storytelling in Caribbean Migration Literature:
American Dreams and Nightmares in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory.”

Joyce White, Doctoral Student in Humanities & African American Studies
Clark Atlanta University
“Lòt Bó Dlo: The Other Side of the Water”

Asmaa Mansour, Ph.D. Student
The University of Texas, San Antonio
“Can Narrating the Nation Reconcile Feminism/Mothering with Nationalism?: Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory and Abouzeid’s “Year of the Elephant” as Case Studies.”

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel Two:
“Memory, Orality, and Silence in the Literature of Edwidge Danticat”
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 89
Atlanta, GA · Westin Peachtree · November 3-5, 2017

Panel Chair: Dr. Maia Butler, Assistant Professor,
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Founding Vice President of Edwidge Danticat Society

Norrell Edwards, doctoral candidate in English literature
University of Maryland, College Park
“Resuscitating Haitian History through Fiction.”

Marilyn Jones, Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures Cardinal
Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI
“An Afrorealist reading of Edwidge Danticat’s Krik? Krak!

Andy Fentem, Doctoral Candidate in Literary Studies
Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
“In Other Words: Voicing Voicelessness in Edwidge Danticat’s The Dew Breaker.”

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