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ABOUNADDARA’s Take on Images in the Syrian Revolution: A Conversation between Charif Kiwan and Akram Zaatari (Part Two)
ABOUNADDARA’s Take on Images in the Syrian Revolution: A Conversation between Charif Kiwan and Akram Zaatari (Part One)
[The text below is based on a workshop organized by Sonja Mejcher-Atassi at the American University of Beirut, 11 April 2014, with the generous support of the Arts and Humanities Initiative and the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at AUB and the School of English’ project Imagining the Common Ground, University of Kent, UK. Thanks to Loran Peterson and Dona Timani for their help with rendering the text ready for publication Part One appears below. Part Two will ...Keep Reading »
Sonja Mejcher-Atassi is Associate Professor in the Civilization Sequence Program at the American University of Beirut. She studied modern Arabic literature at Oxford University (DPhil 2005) and comparative literature and Arabic studies at the Free University of Berlin (MA 2000). Her research interests are in modern and contemporary literature and art, interrelations of word and image, book art, collection and museum studies, gender studies, cultural memory and history. She is a member of the editorial board of “literatures in context,” a book series published by Reichert.
Her publications include: reading across modern arabic literature and art (Reichert, 2012); (ed. with John Pedro Schwartz), Museums, Archives and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World (Ashgate, 2012); “Art and Political Dissent in Post-War Lebanon: Walid Sadek’s fi annani akbar min picasso [bigger than picasso],” IJMES 45.3 (2013): 535–60; "Contemporary Book Art in the Middle East: The Book as Document in Iraq," Art History 35/5 (2012); "The Forbidden Paradise. How Etel Adnan Learned to Paint in Arabic," and "On the Necessity of Writing the Present. Elias Khoury and ‘the Birth of the Novel’ in Lebanon," in: Arabic Literature. Postmodern Perspectives eds. Angelika Neuwirth, Andreas Pflitsch and Barbara Winckler (Saqi, 2010); (ed.), Writing a ‘Tool for Change’: ‘Abd al-Rahman Munif Remembered, MIT EJMES 7 (2007).
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