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781. Trans-Mediterranean Literature and Film

Tuesday, 12 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Arabic Literature and Culture and the Division on Francophone Literatures and Cultures

Presiding: Anne Donadey, San Diego State Univ.; Christopher Micklethwait, Saint Edward's Univ.

1. "Against 'Iberiacentrism': Notes toward a Cinematic Dialogue between Spain and Morocco," Ana Corbalan, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

2. "Walking a Fine Line between Sensitization and Sensationalism: The Narrative Logic and Social Impact of Elif Şafak's Honour and Feo Aladaǧ's When We Leave," Jeannette Okur, Univ. of Texas, Austin

3. "The Trans-Mediterranean Fortunes of Comparative Literature in the Arab World," Ken Seigneurie, Simon Fraser Univ., Surrey

4. "Toward a Trans-Mediterranean Acoustics of Loss in Edmond El-Maleh's A Thousand Years, One Day," Michal Raizen, Univ. of Texas, Austin

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  • General Literature – Film, Television, and Other Media

  • Francophone Literature – General

  • Other Literatures – Arabic

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