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82. Arabic Language and Identity: Transregional Texts and Transnational Discourses

Tuesday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Columbia, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Karin C. Ryding, Georgetown Univ.

1. "Animating Linguistic Nationalism in Jordan," Elizabeth M. Bergman, Miami Univ., Oxford

2. "The Sound of the People: Popular Music and Identity in Lebanon," Clara Shea, Georgetown Univ.

3. "The Way Forward to Teaching Arabic: Incorporating Dialect with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)," Georgette Jabbour, Defense Language Inst.

4. "A Baghdadi Party Crasher in Isfahan," Emily J. Selove, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

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  • Other Literatures – Arabic

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