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.
Wail Hassan, Visiting Professor of Literature, NYUAD
Robert Young, Dean of Arts and Humanities, NYUAD
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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