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71. The Diasporic Arab Novel in Comparative Contexts

Saturday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Arabic Literature and Culture

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

1. "Collaborative Transnationalism and the Arab Novel in English," Nouri Gana, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

2. "Anxieties of Diasporization and Impossible Returns in Abdelkader Benali's Wedding by the Sea," Ahmed Idrissi Alami, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

3. "A Certain Brazil: The Arab Diaspora in the Novels of Milton Hatoum," Waïl S. Hassan, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

Responding: Christopher Micklethwait, Saint Edward's Univ.

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  • Other Literatures – Arabic

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