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Sunday, October 7 • 9:00am - 10:25am
Heroes and Collective Resistance

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This panel will spark a discussion about the idea of the hero as a collective rather than an individualized role. We´ll do so by opening a dialogue on collective and communal protagonists working for good. These include contemporary narratives in cross-genre, fiction, poetry, speculative poetry as resistance, graphic novel, television shows, etc. We want to bring our thoughts about hero collectives in existing media and our experiences as community activists and teachers to bear on a fruitful discussion about what it means to be together working for a common good. What traits and conditions seem emblematic of collective heroes in media? Why do these matter? How might these inspire us-ness in real life? Our panel includes Ching-In Chen (Sam Houston State University), Addie Tsai (Houston Community College), Soham Patel (The University of Georgia, Athens), MG Roberts (Kelsey Street Press), and Cynthia Arrieu-King (Stockton University).

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Cynthia Arrieu-King

Stockton University
A former Kundiman fellow, Cynthia Arrieu-King is the author of People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus 2010), Manifest, (Switchback Books 2013). She edited the Asian Anglophone edition of dusie magazine and the posthumous collection of poetry The Soluble Hour by Hillary Gravendyk... Read More →
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Ching-In Chen

University of Washington Bothell
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart's Traffic: a novel in poems (Arktoi/Red Hen Press, 2009), recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017; 2018 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Transgender Poetry); and to make black paper sing (speCt! Books, 2019). Chen is also co-editor of The Revolution... Read More →
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Soham Patel

University of Georgia, Athens
Soham Patel is a Kundiman fellow and an assistant editor at Fence and The Georgia Review. Her chapbooks include and nevermind the storm (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2013) New Weather Drafts (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2016), and in airplane and other poems (oxeye, 2018). She is... Read More →
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Mg Roberts

Kelsey Street Press
Mg Roberts is a multimedia artist, poet, and teacher. She is the author of the poetry collections Anemal Uter Meck (Black Radish Books, 2017) and not so, sea (Durga Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in Dusie, Bombay Gin, Web Conjunctions, Elderly and elsewhere. Currently she is... Read More →
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Addie Tsai

Houston Community College
Addie Tsai teaches courses in literature, creative writing, and humanities at Houston Community College. She collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. Addie received her MFA from Warren Wilson College, and she has a PhD... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:25am EDT
102 DeBartolo Hall

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