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"Arabic Literature: Migration, Diaspora, Exile, Estrangement", to be held at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University, New York City on November 7-9, 2013.
Sponsors: The Department of Middle East, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University, the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, Columbia University Seminars and Brill Academic Publishers.
Organizer: Professor Muhsin al-Musawi
Yasmine Khayyat, Rutgers University
Tarek al-Ariss, University of Texas at Austin
Wendell Hassan Marsh
Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah
Topics will include: Poetry of the so-called Arab spring and its increasing diasporas; Palestinian literature, and the prose and poetics of exile, alienation and diaspora; Migration of literary and theoretical schools and movements between cities in the Arab world; Arabic literary engagements with Marxism and socialism; Arabic literature and world literary schools, such as existentialism, magical realism, modernism, etc.; Politics and history of literary translation to and from Arabic; Literary geographies and historiographies of the Nahdah/of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; Mahjar literature and poetics, old and new (experiencing America); The Francophone experience; Arab-American literary journalism, novels and poetry from the turn of the twentieth century to the present; Beur literature and film in contemporary France; Dislocation in Arabic travelogues; Formal and thematic itineraries of alienation in Arabic popular storytelling; Abbasid poetics of exile; Andalusian diaporas and their contemporary appropriation; Migration and journey in Arabic poetics.
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