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Mona Kareem: ‘Translation against National Literature, The Gulf Example’

November 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this talk, Dr. Mona Kareem (Tufts Center for Humanities) will share with us her research project around modern literature in the Arab Gulf. Kareem’s project applies a transnational framework around literature in the Gulf, assembling a multilingual body of writings that share a geography. She considers the potentials of translation in challenging the borders of national literature– erected along citizenship and monolingualism– and in bringing us closer to the cultural nature of the Gulf as a transit space. Kareem argues that a transnational framework shifts the literary imaginary, especially when it comes to questions of history, nativism, aesthetic, and language.

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Date:
November 22, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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