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The Postcolonial Middle East Symposium

Thursday, April 4th

5:30pm: Keynote, Waïl Hassan (U. of Illinois)
"Postcolonialism and Modern Arabic Literature: Twenty-First Century Horizons"

Friday, April 5th

11am: Introduction, Erdag Göknar, DUMESC
Volume Introduction, Karim Mattar (U. Colorado Boulder)

11:30am: Panel I - The Colonial Heritage | Chair Nadia Yaqub (UNC)
Juan Cole (U. of Michigan), Ella Shohat (NYU) , Erdag Göknar (Duke)

1pm: Lunch Break

2pm: Panel II - The Post/Colonial Present | Chair Mbaye Lo (Duke)
Salah Hassan (Michigan State U.), Ikram Masmoudi (U. of Delaware), miriam cooke (Duke)

3:30pm: Short Break

3:45pm: Roundtable, Postcolonial ME: Shai Ginsburg (AMES), Ellen McLarney (AMES), Mbaye Lo (AMES), Nadia Yaqub (English and Comparative Literature), Renee Ragin (PhD Candidate, Program in Literature)