On Abridging Arabic Novels and Teaching Beyond the ‘National Security’ Paradigm

"I don’t write literature myself, so what I love about editing literature is that, in a way, I can "own" the stories. The process of rewriting allows me to savor every single sentence and word, whether I decide to keep it in the simplified version or not."

University of Oregon Moves Arabic to Religious Studies Department

This comes from a report in the university's own newspaper, so the student-reporter finds people who are generally upbeat about this oddball move. Only instructor Mohamed Jemmali allows himself to say, "It’s a little weird to move a language under a religious field." But Jemmali goes on to say that he understands how the departments … Continue reading University of Oregon Moves Arabic to Religious Studies Department