American University of Beirut
The conference seeks to repose today the question of criticism in the Arab world. Critique is either too late or too soon for its context, arriving at the scene only after the deal is done, or forewarning an imminent disaster. How to rethink the function of critique and criticism in our contemporary moment? More crucially, what is singular about re-posing this question from the context of Beirut, Lebanon today? We invite scholars, artists, researchers and students working in the humanities and social sciences to submit a 300-word abstract and bio by the extended deadline of Nov 15th, 2023.