Modern Arabic Literature as/and World Literature
Special Session CFP
2008 Modern Language Association Convention
San Francisco 27-30 December 2008
This panel examines the relationship between Modern Arabic and world literatures. The aim is to introduce a wider range of Arabic texts into world literature curricula by exploring its potentials and specificities. Relevant questions may include:
To what extent are current world literature paradigms and practices suited to the study of Arabic literature?
Which periods, genres, texts in Arabic literature are particularly suited for, or resistant to, integration into world literature curricula?
What are the particular advantages or drawbacks of Arabic literature in translation?
250-word abstracts by 15 March to firstname.lastname@example.org
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