116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Postcolonial Literature and Culture

Session Chair: 
Monique Kerman, Western Washington University
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Miller Hall 115


  1. Heejung Sim, Independent Scholar
    This paper explores globalization as an extension of postcolonialism in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and Moshin Hamid’s Moth Smoke. This paper examines, through the external, physical exile and internal, mental exile experienced by the protagonists, how, in a globalized society, displacement/diaspora can occur in and out of one’s homeland.
  2. Richard Watts, University of Washington
    This paper argues that for Senegal’s Journal Télévisé Rappé (JTR)--a weekly, bilingual (French and Wolof), rapped version of the news hosted on YouTube--the medium isn’t necessarily the message, but one undoubtedly reinforces the other: the relatively few material inputs required to produce JTR and the lack of editorial oversight enable its novel format and activist environmental discourse. 
Session Cancelled: