Schedule – Arabic Lit in the Contemporary Humanities Curriculum

Georgetown Colloquia in Arabic Literature
Department of Arabic &Islamic Studies
Georgetown University

Arabic Literature in the Contemporary Humanities Curriculum
[conducted in ARABIC]

Schedule in Arabic

Friday, 4 April, 2014 9am-5pm
CCAS Boardroom, 241 ICC

9:00-9:30: Coffee, Introductions, Opening Remarks
Elliott Colla, Chair, Dept. of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Suzanne P. Stetkevych, Georgetown University

9:30-11:00: Session I: Teaching Arabic Literature: From the National to the Global

Paper 1: Classical Arabic Literature in the Arab World: Difficulties and Challenges
Hussain Abulfaraj, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Paper 2: Arabic Literature within the Framework of “World Literature”
Ahmad Almallah, Middlebury College

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45: Session II: Arabic Literature in American Universities

Paper 1: Contemporary Arabic Literature for Heritage and Foreign Students: Challenges and Recommendations
Hanadi Al-Samman, University of Virginia

Roundtable Discussion: Teaching Materials and Methods 

12:45-2:00: LUNCH

2:00-3:30: Session III: Teaching Arabic between Language and Literature

Paper 1: Bridging the Gap between Language Learning and Literature
Sayed Elsisi, University of Maryland

Paper 2: Developing Composition Skills in the Arabic Literature “Content” Course
Samer Ali, University of Texas at Austin

Coffee Break

3:45-5:00: Roundtable Discussion and Recommendations

Closing Remarks: Suzanne Stetkevych & Hussain Abulfaraj