“Gender Politics in Mahjar Literature: Gibran, Naimy, and ‘Afifa Karam” – Elizabeth Saylor, Assistant Professor
–Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753 View in Campus Map
Open to the Public
This lecture examines aspects of gender politics in Arabic mahjar (émigré) literature in select works of prose fiction by Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) and Mikha’il Naimy (1889-1988), alongside that of one of their lesser-known female contemporaries, ‘Afifa Karam (1883-1924), whose works offer a unique window into “al-nahda al-‘arabiyya fi Amrika,” or the Arab renaissance in America.
Elizabeth Saylor is an Assistant Professor of Arabic at North Carolina State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Arabic Literature from the University of California, Berkeley (2015) and a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University (2005).
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