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

Presiding Officer: 
Jeff Sacks, University of California, Riverside

What are the stakes of reading Arabic poetics in America at the present historical and political moment? How does the reading of Arabic poetics--and of Arabic texts considered in the broadest possible sense--relate to the legacies of colonialism, on the one hand, and the demand for and fact of translation, on the other? What is the relation between translation--within and between the Arabic language(s) and others--and social and political practices of form?

Status: 
Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Special Session