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Literatures of the World--Panelist Hosam Aboul-Ela Presents

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Title: Literatures of the World--Panelist Hosam Aboul-Ela Presents
Authors: Aboul-Ela, Hosam
Keywords: Hosam Aboul-Ela
"What World Literature Is Not"
David Damrosch
"What Is World Literature?"
U.S. invasion of Iraq
show 45 moreAmerican imperialism
Anthony Shadid
San Francisco Chronicle
"The Voices of Arab Culture: Arts from Ancient, Diverse World Stir Interest in the West"
Jonathan Curiel
Naguib Mahfouz
"the best time to be an Arab"
U.S. perceptions of the Middle East
stereotypes of the Middle East
United States imperialism, structures and idiosyncrasies
American notions of "multiculturalism" and complicity with imperialism
Michael Hart
Antonio Negri
David Harvey
Melani McAlister
Mahmood Mamdani
American acts of aggression on foreign soil
understanding oppression and resistance
cultures of dissidence and resistance
"Good Muslim, Bad Muslim"
"Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror"
"culture talk"
culture as resistance
Bernard Lewis
Samuel Huntington
resistance to imperialism
positive historicism
orientalism culture talk
Edward Said
"The History of the Maghrib: An Interpretive Essay"
Abdallah Laroui
Moroccan thinker Abdallah Laroui
"no idea producing area"
S. Shankar
vernacular postcolonialism
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Gayatri Spivak
cultural prejudices
the problem of translation
the labor of translation
ethics of the rupture

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Issue Date: 18 Jul 2013
Abstract: Hosam Aboul-Ela presents his paper, "What World Literature Is Not," on the Literatures of the World panel for the Words in the World Symposium.

Literatures of the World: This panel engages from different locations the question of the pedagogical limits of the concept of World Literature, both in terms of classroom practice and theoretical understandings of literary traditions across the world. It asks as well: How might the phrase "literatures of the world" (rather than the pluralizing phrase "world literatures") work toward notions of literary commons? On what terms would such commons be envisioned as most productively countering the globalizing logics and poetics that have driven "world literature"?

Moderator: Paul Lyons
Panelists: Hosam Aboul-Ela, Francesca Orsini, Ruth Mabanglo, Craig Santos Perez
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:Words in the World Panel Discussions

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