After Jews and Arabs: A 20th Anniversary Gathering

OCT 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9100: Skylight Room

WHEN:

October 28, 2013: 6:00 PM

CONTACT INFO:

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Ammiel Alcalay’s groundbreaking book, After Jews and Arabs: Remaking Levantine Culture (1993), carefully reconstructs a shared literary and historical tradition that has linked Arab and Arab Jewish and Middle Eastern thought for the better part of a millennium. Join a group of scholars and artists who been involved with this text over the last twenty years, to explore and celebrate the connections and inspirations this remarkable book has generated.

This event will join Ali Jimale Ahmed, Ammiel Alcalay, Sinan Antoon, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Sami Shalom Chetrit, Dalia Kandiyoti, Archie Rand, Ella Habiba Shohat, and Joyce Zonana in conversation, with a performance by Najeeb Shaheen.

Cosponsored by the Middle East & Middle Eastern American Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY.