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Ahmad Diab on Modern Arabic Literature



Ahmad Diab (UC Berkeley)


Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm




Ahmad Diab on Modern Arabic Literature

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Poetic Allegory as Critique of Arab Solidarity in Darwish's "I am Joseph, Father"
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Ahmad Diab is an Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.A. from Damascus University, majoring in English Literature, and received an M.A. in English Literature from CUNY in addition to a Ph.D. from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at NYU. His work has appeared in the Arab Studies Journal, the Journal of Palestine Studies, the Washington Square Review, Wasafiri, Jadaliyya, and Al-Shabaka. His current book project, provisionally titled Intimate Others, is a study of literary and artistic representations of Arabs in the Palestinian imaginary since the 1920s.
Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.