Join Mikey Muhanna as he interviews James Wright professor and professor of Middle Eastern studies Dr.Tarek El-Ariss for the afikra Conversations series.
Tarek El-Ariss is the James Wright Professor at Dartmouth College and Guggenheim Fellow 2021-22. Trained in philosophy, comparative literature, and visual and cultural studies, he works across disciplines and languages to examine notions of the subject, community, and modernity in Arabic culture, literature, and art. His research interests include new media and cyber culture; literary theory and digital humanities; Nahda and modernity studies; travel writing and the war novel; sci-fi and utopia studies; 18th- and 19th-century French philosophy and literature; and gender and sexuality studies. He is author of “Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political” and “Leaks, “Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age”, and editor of the MLA anthology, “The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda.”