Writing about Arab Literature ‘Non-Defensively’

As I read Jadaliyya's introduction to reportage about the "Teaching the Middle East" conference held at George Mason University this May, I was particularly interested in the idea of shifting pedagogic and scholarly modes from "defensive" to "non-defensive."

What Does Roger Allen Teach?

Google is such a strange thing: You can find out about Allen's 2010 summer seminar through a letter to his colleagues.  Allen has been in the Arab-lit field since the 1960s, has translated numerous works, and has written The Arabic Novel and The Arabic Literary Heritage. This is particularly interesting for literature professors, I think, … Continue reading What Does Roger Allen Teach?