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Sunday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 303, JW Marriott

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Assia Djebar

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A special session. Presiding: Anne Donadey, San Diego State Univ.

Speakers: Diya Abdo, Guilford Coll.; Maria Park Bobroff, Guilford Coll.; Carine Bourget, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson; Ferial Maya Boutaghou, Florida International Univ.; Anne Donadey; Hanan Elsayed, Occidental Coll.; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia Univ.

Djebar is one of the most commonly taught women writers from Arab or Muslim backgrounds in North America. This session is organized around the forthcoming MLA volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Assia Djebar. Participants briefly discuss major issues that arise when teaching Djebar’s works, pertaining to historiographical, linguistic, gender, and cultural contexts.

For abstracts, write to bourgetc@u.arizona.edu after 15 Dec.

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