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Written by Comp Lit concentrator, Seoeun Choi: During her lecture, best-selling Chinese American fantasy author and translator Rebecca Kuang addressed the themes of mimicry, a practice where colonizers force colonies to take up the colonizer’s language, and the ambivalence of colonial discourse. “There’s something very sad about this mimicry … but it can also be an insurgent act,” she said. “Mimicry radically revalues the priority of race, writing and history. It deauthorizes the colonizer.”
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Lucas Joshi, who has deferred matriculation in the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature to the fall of 2023, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to support a year of research in Goa.
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