Friday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 404, JW Marriott
Who Reads Arabic Literature?
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