Arabic Literature Colloquium Fall 2015

Modern Arabic Poetry and Theory

October 22nd - 23rd

Location: Baker Scholars Conference Room, Room 550, Regent’s Hall 5th Floor

Organized by:

Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych,

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

&

Hussain Walid Abulfaraj

Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah

Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University

 

Program

Abstracts - English

Program & Abstracts - Arabic

Modern Arabic Poetry and Theory

 

Sponsored by the Sakka Family Fund

Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

 

Organized by:

Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych,

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

&

Hussain Walid Abulfaraj

Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah

Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University

 

Session I: Thursday 22 October, 2:30-5:00 pm

Paper 1:  Arab Solidarity and the Sacrifice of Palestine

Yaseen Noorani, Associate Professor of Arabic Literature, University of Arizona

Paper 2: The Pre-Oil Aesthetics: The Identification of the Poet and the Palm Tree in Muhammad Al-Thubaiti's The Place of Sand /The Place of Alliteration

Hatim Alzahrani, PhD Candidate, Georgetown University

Paper 3: Poetic Recycling of the Arab Literary Heritage      

Ferial J. Ghazoul, Professor of Arabic Literature, American University, Cairo

 

Panel Discussion: Thursday, October 22, 5:30-7:30

(Reception to follow)

Toward a New Aesthetics: Panel Discussion of Qassim Haddad’s

“The Music of Poetic Composition”

Moderator: Suzanne Stetkevych, Georgetown University

Panelists: 

Ferial Ghazoul, American University in Cairo

Hatem al-Zahrani, Georgetown University

Huda Fakhreddine, University of Pennsylvania

Muhammad Shawkat al-Ahmad, Georgetown University

Muhsin al-Musawi, Columbia University

 

Session II: Friday 23 October, 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Paper 1: Fadwa Tuqan’s Poetics of Writing

Boutheina Khaldi, Associate Professor of Arabic and Translations Studies, American University of Sharjah

Paper 2: War and Peace in Modern Iraqi Poetry from 1970-1990

Faraj Hattab Hamdan, PhD Candidate, University of Arizona

[coffee break]

Paper 3: The Poetics of Narrative in Mahmoud Darwish’s In the Presence of Absence

Muhammad Shawkat al-Ahmad, Lecturer in Arabic Literature, Georgetown University

Paper 4: In Search of the Arabic Prose Poem

Huda Fakhreddine, Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature, University of Pennsylvania

 

Session III: Friday 23 October, 2-4:30 pm

Paper 1: Binding Diegesis in the Poetry of Talal Haidar

Enass Khansa, PhD, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Santiago de Compostela Project

Paper 2: The Reception of the Great Hymn to the Aten in Modern Arabic Poetry

Aya Bassiouny, PhD Candidate, Indiana University

Paper 3: Textual Poetics

Muhsin Al-Musawi, Professor of Arabic Literature, Columbia University, New York

 

Closing Remarks and Reception: 4:30-5:30