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Unsettled: Rereading Toxicity After Bhopal

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Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
108 Coble Hall
Feb 27, 2024   12:00 pm  
Dr. Rebecca Oh Assistant Professor of English UIUC
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This talk revisits the Bhopal gas explosion of 1984 to consider the plural ways in which the Indian state has been imagined in its wake and to offer an example of what my larger book project, Reading Better States, calls a utopian method of reading. Bhopal has been dubbed the world’s worst industrial disaster and it is also a notorious example of environmental, corporate,
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