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Literature Program and Dean of the College Present

Monday, February 4, 2019
The Plague of Nations
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Williams College

*Please Note: Lecture moved to Weis Cinema
Drawn from Kolb’s first book,Terror Epidemics: Islam, Insurgency, Colonialism, Disease, “The Plague of Nations” considers political consequences of naturalizing and organicizing discourses, particularly the figure of epidemic, through the “failed state” paradigm of a putatively postcolonial era. The author will discuss the case of Kashmir in Salman Rushdie’s post-9/11 terrorism novel, Shalimar the Clown, as well as the legacies of the postwar international order in both Rushdie’s novel and in the incomplete decolonization of the Indian subcontinent. 

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Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema