Postcolonial Studies and Modern Arabic Literature


WHEN April 18-19, 2016
9 AM - 5 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

This conference brings together eminent literary scholars and critics to consider the relevance of postcolonial theory to modern Arabic literature, the translation of Euro-American theory into Arabic, the shortcomings of such theory that attention to modern Arabic literature reveals, the ways in which contemporary Arabic criticism can dialog with Euro-American literary theory, and the limits and opportunities of the postcolonial paradigm as a gateway into “world literature” as a network of circulation and reading.

For the conference program please click here.

Image © Robert J.C. Young

Convened by
  • Wail Hassan, Visiting Professor of Literature, NYUAD
  • Robert Young, Dean of Arts and Humanities, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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