AIS at MESA

2017-2018

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (MESA) 18-21 NOV. 2017

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies is participating at the annual meeting for Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) in Washington D.C. Faculty members, students and alumni are panel organizers, presenters, chairs and discussants.  

​​Saturday, 11/18/17 5:30pm

Panel:​ Anxieties, Resistances, and the Clergy in Egyptian and Iranian Film

​​    Heba Arafa, Maslaha: a Film Sanctioning Apparatus or a Covert Censorship?

Sunday, 11/19/17 at 8:00am

Panel: Form and Language in Arabic Poetics

    Suzanne Stetkevych, Al-Ittijah al-Mu`akis: Al-Ma`arri's Luzumiyyat and the Poetics of Constriction

Sunday, 11/19/17 at 1:00pm

Panel: The Exegetical Tradition of Avicenna's Canon of Medicine

    Emma Gannagé: The Classification of Medicine in Some Commentaries on Avicenna's Canon

​​Sunday, 11/19/17 at 3:30pm

Panel: Apology Accepted? Combatting Islamophobia without Sacrificing Critical Perspective in the Academy

    Judd King, How combatting Islamophobia while maintaining a critical perspective ...

Sunday, 11/19/17 at 3:30pm

​​Panel:​ The Occult in Islamicate Society: The Cases of Magic and Alchemy  ​

    Pamela Klasova, Magical and inspired speech in Early Islam

Monday 11/20/2017 at 8:00am

Roundtable: Conducting Archival Research in MENA: Current Challenges, Creative Solutions.

    Anny Gaul, About current research landscape in both Egypt and Morocco ...

Monday 11/20/2017 at 10:30am

Panel: Between Continuity and Change: Conceptualizing Slavery, Tyranny, Gender, and Tolerance in Islamic Thought and the Middle East.

    Amin Tais, Constructing Gender Egalitarianism in Islamic Feminist Discourses.

    Mohammed El Sayed Bushra, Conceptual change through transformation of linguistic norms: Tyranny in the Arab Muslim context

Panel: Poetics of the Political

    Katrien Vanpee, Poetic bay'a: Allegiance performance and patronage dynamics in the televised poetry competition Sha'ir al-Milyun

Tuesday, 11/21/18 at 8:00am

Panel: Literary Genealogy in Medieval and Modern Iberia and North Africa

    Enass Khansa, How an Anthology Curated a Caliphate: On al-'Iqd (The Necklace) and the Umayyads of al-Andalus.

Tuesday 11/21/2017 at 1:00pm

Panel: Colonialism and Culinary Cultures in the Middle East and North Africa

    Anny Gaul, Mother sauces, civilizing process: reading cuisine in Egypt and Morocco

2016-2017

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (MESA) 17-20 NOV. 2016

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies is participating at the annual meeting for Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) in Boston. Faculty members, students and alumni are panel organizers, presenters, chairs and discussants.  

Prof. Suzanne P. Stetkevych: Mourning and Performing: al-Maʿarrī’s Elegy to al-Sharīf al-Ṭāhir al-Mūsawī

https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_abs.php?pid=520d696045baff36b115850160613b01

Marya Hannun (PhD candidate): Gender and Conflict: Activism, Resilience, and Disengagement

https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_session.php?sid=f330566216fb2ffd6920b14eec88a427

Nabil Hage Ali (PhD): Reconceptualizing Islam in 1970s Shī‘ī Lebanon: The “Men of Mosques

https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_session.php?sid=125206b4f1873a55b94d6463182ee5e7

Pamela Klasova (PhD candidate): Dramatizing narrative through eloquent speech: The khuṭab of al-Ḥajjāj b. Yūsuf in history and adab works

https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_people.php?p=K

Prof. Suzanne P. Stetkevych: Purpose, Cross-Purpose, Re-Purpose: Performance and Politics in the Classical Arabic Qasida

https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_session.php?sid=fc94dceec2e8b2801ef72aec0b6358c3

Cynthia Brandenburg (PhD candidate): The Elegy as Double-Edged Sword: Jarīr’s Rithā' to his Wife

https://mesana.org/mymesa/meeting_program_abs.php?pid=d1f0ba0c12bd10f01a97419d1e47f2c5