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Prof. Dahab to host Prof. Elliot Colla on the Egyptian Revolution in Literature and Activism

Posted on February 4, 2014 by Jordan Smith

CSULB welcomes Professor Elliott Colla from Georgetown University for a talk titled, “The Egyptian Revolution in Literature and Activism: 2011-2014.”

WHEN: March 12th, 2014: 7PM

WHERE: Karl Anatol Center

Made possible by CLA Scholarly Intersection Grants.

Sponsors: Elizabeth Dahab (CWL) and Ron Loewe (Anthropology)

ABSTRACT:
Despite the difficulties, Egyptian writers have been publishing fictional and non-fictional accounts of the Revolution since the first days of the uprisings of 2011. Even as the revolution has turned and intensified, these writers have produced an impressive corpus of novels, short stories, memoirs and graphic novels. What kinds of stories are they telling? How do their tales impact public understandings of the event of revolution itself? How does one write the story of an event still unfolding?