Arab and American Literature / Media / Gender / Cultural Politics lecture series

Thursday, Oct. 3
“Extraterritorial: Exile, Diaspora And The Ground Under Your Feet”

Ihab  Hassan,  UWM Professor  Emeritus
2-3:30 p.m.
Curtin Hall 368

Friday, Oct. 11
Arab-American  Activism And The Problem Of Religious Identity”

Caroline  Nagel, Department of Geography, University Of South Carolina
2:30-4 p.m.
AGS Library

This cross-departmental lecture series titled “Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics” aims to present important, contemporary scholarship at the intersection of Arab and American studies. It is intended to situate Arab and American literature and culture within a global context as well as engage with significant and contextual questions about gender, representation, and politics.

The series is supported and co-organized by the Vilas Trust, English Department/Creative Writing, Women’s Studies, the Cultures and Communities Program, the Center for 21st Century Studies, Department of History/Comparative Ethnic Studies, Comparative Literature, Department of Geography, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Past speakers include: Mary Layoun, Nouri Gana, Moustafa Bayoumi, and Evelyn Al-Sultany.

Free and open to the public