Arabic Literature Now: New Directions

Lecture on Arabic literature
Mar 14, 2011
12:20 PM to 01:25 PM
102 Kern Building

Amal Amireh, George Mason University, and Waïl S. Hassan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Amireh is the author of The Factory Girl and the Seamstress: Imagining Gender and Class in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Garland, 2000), and is co-editor, with Lisa Suhair Majaj, of Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers (Garland, 2000) and Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist (McFarland, 2002).

Dr. Hassan is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois. His areas of interest include Modern Arabic, Anglophone and Francophone literatures; literary and cultural theory; gender, postcolonial, translation, and transnational studies. His publications include Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction(Syracuse University Press, 2003) and Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab-American and Arab-British Literature(Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2011).

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