Arabic Literature Lecture Series

2018 – 2019

Presenter: Ahmed Naji, Egyptian Novelist
Title: “Rotten Evidence: Reading and Writing in the Egyptian Prison”
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Where: Poulton 230


Presenter: Kevin Blankinship, Brigham Young University
Title: Memento Ma’ari: The Art of Dying in Classical Arabic Literature
When: Thursday, April 4th, 5 PM
Where: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 141, enter through 241)


Presenter: Stephen Sheehi, College of William and Mary
Title: “Refusing the 1948 Partition Plan of the Sensible: Decolonizing Palestinian Photography”
When: Wednesday, February 20th, 6:00 PM EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Where: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)
Stephen Sheehi Flyer

Presenter: Elizabeth M. Holt, Bard College
Title: “Fictions of Capital in the Nile Valley: Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North, the Nahdah, and the Cold War”
When: Thursday, October 11, 5:00PM
Where: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)
Elizabeth M. Holt Flyer

2017 – 2018

Presenter: Mahdi Arar , University of Sharjah
معجم المرأة في القرآن الكريم: مفردات الكلام والأحكام والأعلام
11 April, 3:00 pm, Poulton 230
المعجم الغوي التاريخي: المغَيَّب المنتَظَر
19 April, 5:40 pm, Poulton 230
Mahdi Arar Flyer

*Both talks are in Arabic.


Presenter: Clive Holes, University of Oxford
Title: “Colloquial poetry: the vox populi of the Arabs”
When: 31 October, 4:00pm
Where: ICC 241 (CCAS Boardroom)
Clive Holes Flyer