CFP: [Postcolonial] MMLA Panel "Multicultural Literature in the Classroom"

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Alpana Sharma
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Stuart Hall’s turn to the visual arts to address the rich “multicultural
question” of how European societies can begin to reconcile “equality and
difference” is the starting point of this session. Teachers of
multicultural literature often count on visual texts (feature films,
documentaries, photographs, illustrations, and so on) to make other
cultures come to life for American students. These artifacts do the
cultural work of rendering otherness visible, at once compelling and
estranging, as they facilitate and problematize understanding of the
worlds in which they are embedded. How do multiculturalists and
postcolonialists teach visual texts of otherness? What are the
assumptions and objectives behind visual pedagogies of multiculturalism
and postcolonialism? How may difference (cultural, racial, ethnic) be
taught alongside equality? Please send a 200-word abstract by May 10 to Alpana Sharma, Wright State Univ.

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