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20. Public Discourse, Islamism, and the Arab Revolutions: On Paul Berman's The Flight of the Intellectuals (session canceled)

Thursday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Aspen, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Gabriel Noah Brahm, Northern Michigan Univ.

1. "Fire in Cairo: Paul Berman and What I Saw in Tahrir Square," Gabriel Noah Brahm

2. "The Flight of French Intellectuals: The Contemporary Debate on Anti-Semitism," Bruno Chaouat, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

3. "Why Kurdistan Needs to Take Note of Paul Berman’s Latest Book, The Flight of the Intellectuals, and So Does the Rest of the World," Sabah Salih, Bloomington Univ.

4. "Flight Cancellations: A Reply to My Critics and My Critics' Critics," Paul Berman, New York Univ.

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • The Profession – General

  • American Literature – General

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