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761. The Bed Is the Front Line of the Struggle

Sunday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 305, Hynes

Program arranged by the Division on Arabic Literature and Culture and the Division on Women's Studies in Language and Literature

Presiding: Suha Kudsieh, Coll. of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York

1. "Bunga Bunga to Zenga Zenga: Hisham Matar’s Extraordinary Rendition of Biopolitics," Christopher Micklethwait, Saint Edward's Univ.

2. "The Marriage of Polis and Eros in Latifa Al-Zayyat's The Open Door," Nada Ayad, Univ. of Southern California

3. "'Small Ecstasies': Inscriptions of History and Desire in Etel Adnan’s Poetics," Mahwash Shoaib, Brookdale Community Coll., NJ

4. "Beyond the Boudoir: France and North Africa," Walter Temple, Univ. of Miami

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  • no longer used--was Other Literatures, now 126

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