Najat Abulhaq, “Unconventional Revision of Narratives: The Emergence of the ‘Arab Jew’ in Contemporary Arabic Literature”

For decades, two official nationalist narratives, Arab-Egyptian & Israeli, dominated the discourse on the history of Egypt’s Jews. Recently, a different narrative is emerging in the Arabic speaking sphere, with documentaries, films & novels taking a cardinal role in this process. How and why is this emergence taking place?

Najat Abulhaq is the author of Jewish and Greek Communities in Egypt: Entrepreneurship and Business Before Nasser (I. B. Tauris).

 

Event Details:
November 1, 2017 from 12:00-1:30pm
Humanities 1 Room 210

 

This week’s Cultural Studies colloquium is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.

All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.

 

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