THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN POPULAR CULTURE
The Third International Conference on Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa will be held in Sharjah at the American University of Sharjah, UAE between January 25-27, 2004.
The American University of Sharjah in collaboration with University of Oxford will convene the Third International Conference on Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa, on January 25, 2004. The first two conferences were held respectively at Magdalen College, Oxford University, in September 2000 and at Hammamet, Tunisia in April 2002.
The conference in Sharjah will be on the different aspects of popular culture in the Middle East and North Africa with special emphasis on the Gulf region. These aspects of popular culture will include popular poetry, narrative, song, and popular theatre, covering the period from the Mamluk era to the present day. The languages and cultures represented in the conference are to include Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, among others. Papers will be in Arabic, English, and French. It is hoped that this conference on Middle Eastern and North African Popular Culture will become a regular two- to three-yearly event.
Abstracts should be emailed to Professor Kamal Abdel-Malek at the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE at the email below.
For general inquiries please contact the secretary of the Department of Arab and International Studies, American University of Sharjah, Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE. Tel. +971-515-2547 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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