A couple of weeks ago I attended a different lecture by Prof. Nadja Al-Ali and it really struck a cord of what it means to write belonging… Read more “Nadje Al-Ali”
Politics and Popular Culture in the Middle East: Power and Resistance Post-2011 University of Warwick, Coventry, UK 7-8 May 2019 Keynote speaker: Charles Tripp, Professor Emeritus, SOAS Details… Read more “CfP: Politics and Popular Culture in the Middle East: Power and Resistance Post-2011”
While, I am not done with my PhD yet. I have come to a sense of temporary closure with it. Towards the very end I was still… Read more “The end of a Phd..huh?”
Looking at Antoon and Darwich, the BBC ran a piece about the thing that excites me the most about my future research project, the poetics of ruins. I have already presented on this in EISA and PCWP conferences last year, as well as our Losing Ground workshop the year before.
“The ruins that inspired pre-Islamic poets hold new meaning for today’s Arabic writers, writes Paul Cooper. ”
The BBC documentary produced in 1982, asks why was Cairo so calm when Sadat was assassinated- a juncture I centre in my thesis. The documentary seems to… Read more “Why was Cairo so Calm?”