The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) is currently assembling a 2014-2015 "State of the Discipline" report. According to Waïl S. Hassan, writing in that report, 2014-2015 marks the first time Arabic comes into the official "state of the discipline" discussion: In "Arabic and the Paradigms of Comparison," Hassan writes about previous reports, noting that Arabic largely remains embedded … Continue reading State of the Disciplines: Reading Arabic in Academia
The Gingko Conference series -- in memory of Mark Linz -- is a ten-year project that aims to bring together MENA-focused scholars and public figures around particular topics. The conference series is designed to complement the Gingko Library; it's the library that's looking for a three-month intern.
It wasn't that long ago that I asked, "Where are the children's books of the Arab Spring?" Others have apparently been thinking along similar lines: Now, a conference in Beirut -- set for June 16-17 -- will likely address this question and many more. The conference, titled "What a Story: Politics in Children’s Literature," is … Continue reading This June in Beirut: A Conference on Politics in Children’s Literature
I say this because I've gotten three solicitations with three different deadlines: The deadline has now been pushed to March 30. By this I assume that they're still fishing around for your contributions. So, yalla: Call for submission of abstracts for a panel on Arabic literature at the SCMLA conference to be held in San … Continue reading SCMLA Panel on Arabic Literature *Really* Wants Your Abstracts