Teaching Terrorism: Global (Ethno)Nationalisms and the Geo-Politics of Terror

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Harveen Mann/Northeast Modern Language Association
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This roundtable will discuss practices of teaching the literary-cultural portrayal of modern global (ethno)nationalisms and the concurrent rise and proliferation of terrorism as well as the role that the “terror threat” plays in contemporary reactionary politics and policies. Our focus will be on the teaching of texts—both literary and cultural--written not by mainstream western authors and theorists, but by non-Western/diasporic writers and commentators so as to foreground the perspective of the Western Other(s).