Friday, 10 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Michigan B, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on West Asian Languages and Literatures
Presiding: Stephen Sheehi, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia
1. "Making Arabic 'Worldly': Empires, Empiricisms, and the Violence of Vernacularization in the Long Nineteenth Century,"
Shaden M. Tageldin, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
2. "The Fear of Language (or the Prosthesis of Origin): Ismail Bey Gaspirali and Linguistic Modernization in the Russian Empire,"
Nergis Ertürk, Penn State Univ., University Park
3. "From the Garden of Words to the System of Worlds (Literatures),"
Kamran Rastegar, Tufts Univ.
4. "Falling into Pieces: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form in Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq,"
Jeffrey Sacks, Univ. of California, Riverside
For abstracts, visit commons.mla.org/groups/west-asian-languages-and-literatures/documents/ty.
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