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Friday, February 27, 2015

Talk: "Love & Desire in Lebanese War Literature" by Kifah Hanna

Dr. Kifah Hanna presents "Love & Desire in Lebanese War Literature"

Date: Monday March 2, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 113 Folwell Hall

Kifah Hanna presents new trends of unique, even radical, literary representations of gender and sexuality as mediated by the Lebanese civil war. She investigates literary expressions of love and desire by examining subordinate masculinities as a novel venue for such inquires.

Kifah Hanna is Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College, CT. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Her research and teaching interests broadly include twentieth and twenty-first century Arabic literature especially women's writings; more specifically gender and sexuality, war literature, world literature, postcolonial theory, film studies, and cultural studies. Her book manuscript The Aesthetics of Levantine War Literature: Feminism, Nationalism, and the Arabic Novel is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.

Kifah Hanna is applying for the tenure-track position in Arabic Literatures and Cultures in the Department of Asian Languages & Literatures.

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