Ever since the US-led invasion of Iraq, local and diaspora authors have been engaging with new aesthetics of corporeality. In this seminar, Hanan Jasim Khammas, CCL Visiting Doctoral Scholar, in discussion with Ikram Masmoudi (University of Delaware) and Hanna Simpson(University of Oxford), reviews aspects of corporeality in contemporary Iraqi fiction and shows how new representation of the body suggest a development in the perceptions of the body as a cultural sign.
In this hybrid talk/reading, Kareem James Abu-Zeid will take us on a whirlwind journey through Arab poetry, using his own recent translations as stopping points.
Book talk about Kareem Rabie’s new book "Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited" (Duke University Press 2021).
Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji will be in conversation with Rasha Hilwi about his new book حرز مكمكم, just out from Dar Khan Aljanub.
Humor is one of the most difficult concepts for any writer or translator to engage with, and yet undoubtedly the most rewarding when it’s done right. This course encourages you to translate humor from a range of genres in contemporary Arabic literature: memoir, graphic novel, short stories, and young adult literature from across the Arabic speaking world such as Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania and Palestine.
International Translation Day is back with a day-long, online programme of events.
This annual exploratory and informal workshop offers the opportunity to reflect on history writing in Arabic. This year, three days of the workshop will be held online and only Day 2 will be in person at the Aga Khan Centre, London. We hope to welcome newcomers to the workshop and to encourage a lively discussion. The programme is exciting as ever, with 25 papers treating history writing from the eighth century up to the present.
"Paper, perhaps the most common manufactured item in everyday use, was invented in China over 2,000 years ago. One thousand years later, Muslims learned of it after they conquered Central Asia in the early eighth century. They quickly carried it and the techniques of manufacturing it across Eurasia and Northern Africa to the shores of the Atlantic."
Join MENAWAPoco's book club discussion on Saleem Haddad's 'Guapa'.
Dr. Christopher Silver will speak about "Phonograph Records as Historical Sources in the Digital Age", providing a case study of gharamophone.com.
Join MENAWAPoco's book club discussion on Mohamed Kheir's 'Slipping'.