Saturday, 08 January
443. Queer Articulations of Arab Identities
8:30–9:45 a.m., 402A, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the Division on Arabic Literature and Culture
Presiding: Nouri Gana, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
1. “Majnun’s Desire: The Homosexual as the Madman in Contemporary Arabic Literature,” Tarek El-Ariss, Univ. of Texas, Austin
2. “Queer Citizenships: Muslim and Arab American Identities after 9/11,” Carol N. Fadda-Conrey, Syracuse Univ.
3. “Futurity, Heteropatriarchy, and Queer Difference in the United Arab Emirates,” Noor Al-Qasimi, Univ. of London
Respondent: Amal M. Amireh, George Mason Univ.