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Friday, March 13 • 9:00am - 10:50am
Race, Reading, and the Institution

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David Witzling: “Postmodern Prose and the Discourse of the “Cultural Jew”: The Cases of Mailer and Foer”

Janelle Adsit: "Finding the Other’s Voice: Race, Institution, and Will Alexander’s Poetics”

Jane Wong: “Continuing the 'MFA vs. POC' Conversation”

Sun Yung Shin "Guest & Host: Race Writing as a Cyborg in the Uncanny Valley of Transnational Adoption." 

Rachel Richardson: "
Examination of What: Music & Race in the Composition Classroom" 

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David Witzling

Associate Professor, English, Manhattan College
I am Associate Professor of English at Manhattan College, where I teach American Literature, African-American literature, and literary theory. I am the author of Everybody’s America: Thomas Pynchon, Race, and the Cultures of Postmodernism (Routledge, 2008). My ongoing research project concerns how U.S.-based writers from different backgrounds, particularly African-American and Jewish-American, shape their representations of race and... Read More →

Speakers
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Rachel Richardson

Rachel Richardson is a MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Montana.
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Sun Yung Shin

BOOKS: | Author, books of poems | Unbearable Splendor (Coffee House Press, forthcoming) | Rough, and Savage (Coffee House Press) | Skirt Full of Black (Coffee House Press) | | Editor, anthologies of essays | A Peculiar Price: New Writing on Racial Realities in Minnesota (forthcoming 2016) (Minnesota Historical Society Press) | Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, co-edited with Jane Jeong Trenka and Julia Chinyere... Read More →
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Jane Wong

The University of Washington
Jane Wong's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2015, Hayden's Ferry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, The Volta, CutBank, The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, and Best New Poets 2012. The recipient of fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kundiman, Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center, she holds a MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches at the... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:50am
UC 333

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