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681. Complicating Assumed Vulnerability: Teaching Contemporary Writing by Arab Women

Tuesday, 12 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Dima Ayoub, Georgetown Univ.

1. "Teaching Arab Women's Narratives of Resistance," Gretchen Head, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2. "Arab Women Embracing the Land: Recent Novels of Acculturation and Resistance in America," Lynne Dahmen, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

3. "Teaching Sexuality in the Middle East: From 'Honor and Shame' to Queer," Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui, Univ. of Denver

Responding: Carolyn McCue Goffman, DePaul Univ.


  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – General

  • Other Literatures – Arabic

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