Department of English Language & Literature

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Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197


Why Fantasy? Panel discussion takes on recent, cultural work of fantasy at JNT symposium

Don't miss the conversation this week as JNT Dialogue 2020: Symposium presents Why Fantasy? The Department of English will come together for a panel discussion of recent fantasy books and the cultural work of fantasy. This discussion will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m Wednesday February 12 in 213 Pray-Harrold. The event is free and there will be pizza available.

The impressive list of presenters include:

  • Alex Biedenbach: From Lwa to Malfacteur: Bawon Samedi, Princess
    and the Frog, and Vodou Tradition
  • Josiah Pankiewicz: Hermione Syndrome: Young Adult Fantasy in the
    Post-Potter Boom
  • Andre F. Peltier: Recent Fantasy Comics: Four Titles for the
  • Jonah Pollens-Dempsey: How Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent
    Moon Reverses Orientalist Tropes in the Fantasy Genre
  • Khadra Saed: Zombies: The Posthuman Export
  • Jessica Tapley: Ghostly Girls, Magic, and Myth as Self Creation in
    Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Witch

For more information, contact [email protected].

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