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Towards the Promised Land: Literature, Immigration and Debt
Start Date: 3/23/2017Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 3/23/2017End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description:
Alexandra Perisic, from the Modern Languages Department at the University of Miami, will discuss the literary representations of debt as related to the question of immigration. Through a reading of The Belly of the Atlantic (2003), a novel by Senegalese author Fatou Diome, Dr. Perisic analyzes the creation of indebted immigrants in the global economy, concentrating specifically on the connection between debt and precarity, a condition characterized by a lack of economic and social stability and protection.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - Student Union
Room: MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
Contact Information:
Name: Susan Verducci
Phone: 408.924.4459
Additional Information
This event is part of a series of free and public events centered on opening critical dialogue on how debt shapes everyday life and drastically influences future life options. The events culminate in two-day conference. To register for the conference:

April 20 (2-7pm) at Martin Luther King Library
April 21 (10-4pm) at the Student Union Theater
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