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Reading Race in Medieval Arabic Literature a talk by Rachel Schine

Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University

How might we pursue comparative, critical study of premodern processes of racialization? This talk will cover main methods, meanings, and sources that the author engages in examining racialization in the Islamic Middle Ages, as well as some past and present problematics of doing so within the Euro-American academy.

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Tracking Global Wokeism

The Global Studies Center at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait

Wokeism is based on “identity politics,” which is a typically American phenomenon. Can it/should it be imported into the non-West? esearch on other elements of “political correctness”, identity politics, any state-sponsored (or religion-sponsored) discourse on moral righteousness, or other similar topics are also welcome for consideration. The conference takes place at the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in Kuwait and is organized by the GUST Global Studies Center. There is no registration fee.

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Images of Etel Adnan

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile, and Resistance

This event is taking place in remembrance of Etel Adnan, the beloved Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist, who passed away in November 2021. She is survived by her longtime partner, renowned Syrian Lebanese artist Simone Fattal.

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