November 16, 2017
The event will be at 6 pm on Nov. 16 in the Flohr Lecture Hall of Clark Memorial Library.
Shawnee State University is pleased to welcome Najat Abdulhaq as part of the 2017 Jane M.G. Foster Distinguished Lectures Series at 6 p.m. on November 16 in the Flohr Lecture Hall of the Clark Memorial Library.
Abdulhaq will be presenting “Unconventional Revision of Narratives: The Emergence of the “Arab Jew” in contemporary Arabic Literature.” In her current research, two official nationalist narratives (Arab-Egyptian and Israeli) have dominated, for decades, the discourse on the history of Egypt’s Jews. In the last decade, a different narrative is being discussed in the Arabic speaking sphere, documentaries, films and novels are having a cardinal role in this process, which is not limited to Egypt. Abdulhaq’s talk explores the questions of how and why this narrative is emerging.
Abdulhaq holds a PhD from the Department of Politics and Modern History of the Middle East in the Institute of Political Science at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg. She is also the author of Jewish and Greek Communities in Egypt: Entrepreneurship and Business Before Nasser.
The Jane M.G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the SSU Development Foundation.
For more information about the event, please contact Mistie Spicer, Coordinator of Academic Events & Partnerships at SSU, at (740) 351-3635 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.