The Poetics of Dissent in Modern Egyptian Literature

  • 207 Knox Hall, Columbia University

A talk by Noha Radwan, Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at UC Davis
Moderated by Professor Joseph Massad, Columbia University

Did Egyptian Literature play a role in creating or fostering dissent, protest, and revolutionary fervor among the Egyptian public? Professor Radwan explores the answers to this question through an analysis of both fiction and poetry and the poetics of countering the dominant discourse during the last few decades.