CALL FOR PAPERS FOR PANEL "WOMEN, ARABS & CULTURE IN THE U.S." for 2nd World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies
Amman Jordan, June 11-16 2006 Panel Proposal is due FEB 28.
SEEKING: Papers addressing some aspect of women, Arabs or Arab culture, and arts in the U.S. Issues of representation, audience, the political economy of the art form (publishing, gallery curating, etc.) encouraged.
OTHER ESSAYS ON THE PANEL: (1) A. Sawalha, “Arab Women Visual Artists in America.” Based on interviews, analyzes self-identity and use of identity in Arab artists' engaging with the New York art world, 1960s to after 9-11, considering their negotiations for work and exhibit space.
(2) K. Wilson, "American Women’s Theatre and the Representation of Arab Women”, critically analyzes artistic and political ideology behind pre-9-11 women's theatre representation of Arab women, focusing on the text, production history, and promotional discourses of one play, here considered an instance of Western liberal feminist Orientalism.
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