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Blurring Boundaries - Arabic Identities Across The Mediterranean And Beyond
Thursday, 02 Nov 2017
9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wells B-342
Muslim Studies Center
Event Details:

Blurring Boundaries – Arabic Identities Across The Mediterranean And Beyond

Morning session

9:00 am -12:15 pm in Wells B-342

Key Note Presentation:                                             9:30–10:30 a.m.

Dr. Salam Diab, Director of Center for Oriental Studies, Grenoble Alpes University (France), "Lexicon in the Arabic Press between Archaism and Neologism: The Islamic lexicon as an Example" (Translation: Nicholas Bruckman, French Program, MSU)  —Comments by Dr. Camelia Suleiman, Arabic Studies, MSU, "Arabic between the Anglophone and the Francophone Spheres"

Panel I: Visualizing Arabic                                         10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Moderator, Dr. Safoi Babana-Hampton (French Program, MSU)

Dr. Salah Hassan, Department of English, MSU, "Renoir in Algeria: Art and Colonialism"

Dr. Eswaran Pillai, Department of English and Film Studies, MSU, "Diaspora and the Cinema"

Dr. Marc S. Bernstein, Hebrew Program, MSU. "Tamer Nafar and the Politics of Arabic Rap in Israel"

Afternoon session

1:15-6:30 pm in Wells B-342

Guest Speaker presentation:            Wells B-342                 1:15–2:15 p.m.

Dr. Abdenbi Lachkar, Arabic Studies, University of Montpelier, "Uses of Languages and Cultures in the Moroccan Arabic Media: Diversity, Hybridity and Borders" (Translation: Nicholas Bruckman, French Program, MSU)

Dr. Ahmad Ayyad, Al-Quds University, "Contesting Palestinian and Israeli Narratives in Translation".

Panel II: The Arabic Legacy in Spain and Italy          Wells B-342     2:30–4:30 p.m.
Moderator, Chantal Tetreault (Department of Anthropology, MSU.)

Dr. Nancy Marino (Spanish Program, MSU) "The Arabic Legacy in Spain"

Dr. Roberto Dainotto (Duke University) "The impact of the Algerian War on Southern Italy"

Dr. Joseph Francese (Italian Program, MSU) "Giufà and the Sicilian Writer Leonardo Sciascia"