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Refiguring Loss: Jews Remembered Through Amazigh/Arabic Cultural Memory

Fri, April 26th, 2019
8:30 am
- 6:00 pm

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Refiguring Loss: Jews Remembered through Arabic/Amazigh Cultural Memory is a daylong workshop that brings together scholars of literature and film from North Africa and the Middle East. Through their engagement with literary and cinematographic works that emerged the predominantly Arabic-speaking world, the participants will discuss how novelists and filmmakers from these areas depict the loss of their Jewish co-citizens in the last sixty years. Ranging from the loss of economic opportunity and cultural diversity to the loss of democracy and plural societies, Jewish emigration from North Africa and the Middle East has had far-reaching consequences, which the workshop will highlight and discuss for an entire day.

Organized by Brahim El Guabli, invited guests are Ella Shohat, New York University; Ahmad Abdalla, Freie Universitåt Berlin; Katharine Halls, University of Birmingham; Mostafa Hossein, University of Southern California; Sarah Irving, Linnaeus University; Amir Moosavi, Rutgers University; Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad, University of Cambridge.

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