112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Reading Arabic Poetics in America: Colonialism, Translation, and the Sociality of Form

Session Chair: 
Jeff Sacks, University of California, Riverside
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
Marriott Salon I


  1. Nouri Gana, UCLA
    The paper seeks to examine the idiomatic innovations in the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish and discuss its political implications.
  2. Ghada Mourad, University of California, Irvine
    This paper examines the way the early works of the Egyptian novelist Sonallah Ibrahim, and more particularly Tilka ar-rā'iḥa (1966) (translated into The Smell of It in 1971, and into That Smell in 2013), help us resituate the emergence of literary modernity in Arabic novelistic writing and redefine the Arab political subject.
  3. Ghenwa Hayek, Claremont McKenna College
    This paper explores the topic of race and racialized representations in Arabic literature available in English, and discusses the ramifications of obscuring racial language in translations and, consequently, in the classroom.
Session Cancelled: