Arabic Literature in the Contemporary Humanities Curriculum
2014 Colloquium – Arabic Literature in the Contemporary Humanities Curriculum
When: April 4th, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: CCAS Boardroom, 241 ICC
Arabic Literature in the Contemporary Humanities Curriculum (conducted in Arabic) seeks to explore the ways in which Arabic literature, in the Arab world and in the U.S., has been incorporated into various facets of the university curriculum. The colloquium aims to provoke discussion and analysis of the relation of the study of Arabic literature to the study of language and culture: as part of the language instruction sequence; in the form of courses taught fully or largely in Arabic, whether “content” courses for advanced language students or Arabic seminars for graduate students of native or near-native ability. It intends to look at how contemporary literary theory can be brought to bear on the teaching and studying of Arabic literature; and to examine the place of both Classical and Modern Arabic literature, often in translation, within the purview of English Literature, Comparative Literature and World Literature. The colloquium hopes to provide direction and guidelines for further integrating the study of Arabic literature into both the language and literature curricula and to encourage further academic endeavors to address issues of the appropriate methods and materials to achieve this.
Suzanne P. Stetkevych, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Hussain Abulfaraj, Asst. Professor of Arabic Literature, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Under the auspices of the Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Georgetown University