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632. Religion and Secularism in Arabic Literature Today

Saturday, 5 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 204, Hynes

Program arranged by the Division on Arabic Literature and Culture

Presiding: Stephen Sheehi, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia

1. "In Search of the Iraqi Other: Ethnoreligious Identities and the Discursive Formation of Secularism in Contemporary Iraqi Fiction," Yasmeen Hanoosh, Portland State Univ.

2. "The Political Aesthetic of Desecularization in Najīb Mahfūz's Children of the Alley," Nathaniel Greenberg, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

3. "Religion and Secularism in Ahdaf Soueif's In the Eye of the Sun and Leila Abulela's The Translator," Suha Kudsieh, Coll. of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York

4. "Modernism, Kinetic Selfhood, and the Jeremianic Discourse of Tawfiq Sayigh," Zahra A. Hussein Ali, Kuwait Univ.

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  • no longer used--was Other Literatures, now 126

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