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Friday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 404, JW Marriott

Who Reads Arabic Literature?

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Program arranged by the forum LLC Arabic. Presiding: Waïl S. Hassan, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

1. “Mediating Otherness: The Author Figure of the ‘Arab Writer’ in the Euro-American Intellectual Field,” Felix Lang, Univ. of Marburg

2. “Travel Forms: The Reception of Arabic Prosody in Tehran,” Thomas Thompson, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

3. “Reading Publics of Arabic Literature in Turkey: From the Nahda to the Present,” Firat Oruc, Georgetown Univ.

4. “Rethinking the Political: Palestinian Protest Movements and the Circulation of Elias Khoury’s Gate of the Sun,” Drew Paul, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

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