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Monolingualism and Its Discontents

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Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign AND Office of the Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
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Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021   All Day
Originating Calendar
Asian American Studies

Friday, October 15

9:15-9:30 am CT: Opening remarks
Christopher Cannon (JHU) and Susan Koshy (UIUC)

9:30-11:00 am CT: Session 1: Susan Koshy, Chair
Rey Chow (Duke), "The Jargon of Liberal Democracy"
Juliet Fleming (NYU), "Ernest Jones and the Case of the Stiff Upper Lip"

11:00-11:30 am CT: Break

11:30-1:00 pm CT: Session 2: Christopher Cannon, Chair
Yasemin Yildiz (UCLA), "Monolingualization as Analytical Lens"
Nicholas Watson (Harvard), "Alcuin at Aachen"

1:00-2:30 pm CT: Break

2:30-5:00 pm CT: Session 3: Susan Koshy, Chair
Sarah Dowling (U of Toronto), "Monolingualisms Without States; Monolingualisms as Anti-Humanisms"
B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison), "'Marh ma shay': Languages of Narratives of Refuge"


Saturday, October 16

9:00-10:30 am CT: Session 4: Christopher Cannon, Chair
Janet Sorensen (UC Bekeley), "National Monolingualism and Rhetorics of Empire in the Age of Johnson"
Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers), "English as an Additional Language"

10:30-11:00 am CT: Break

11:00-12:30 pm CT: Session 5: Susan Koshy, Chair
Edgar Garcia (U of Chicago), "The Monolingual Image: Mesoamerican Iconography in Latinx Anime"
Eric Calderwood (UIUC), "Strait Talk)

12:30-2:00 pm CT: Break

2:00-3:30 pm CT: Session 6: Christopher Cannon, Chair
Susan Choi (Yale), "One Language/One Home - Monolingual Aspiration and Its Shortcomings across Three Generations"
Taoufik Ben-Amor (Columbia), "I Shall Not Speak Your Language"

3:30-4:30 pm CT: Concluding Roundtable (closed session for participants)
Faith Beasley (Dartmouth), Moderator


Co-sponsors: Comparative & World Literature; Englishl; Program in Translation & Interpreting Studies; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics

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