Sunday, 12 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago
A special session
Presiding: Afrin Zeenat, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Speakers: Martine Antle, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Nancy El Gendy, Univ. of Oklahoma; Md. Mahmudul Hasan, International Islamic Univ., Malaysia; Maya Kesrouany, American Univ. of Sharjah; Afrin Zeenat
Responding: Farzana Akhter, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville
For abstracts, visit commons.mla.org/wiki/between-vulnerability-and-resilience-representations-of-the-veil-in-art-film-and-literature/.
This panel will examine the deployment of the veil in literature and culture from across the world. Identifying the veil in Western perception as an object of female subjugation and control within Islam, speakers will focus on the multifaceted nature of the practice of veiling around the world.
General Literature – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes
Comparative Literature – Twentieth Century
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