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Conference: Prison Literature and Cultural Politics in the Middle East

Source: ArteEast

March 5 - 7, 2009

A literary conference hosted in New York City by ArteEast, the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, and the Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts

From Scream to Scream by PanteA Bahrami

Featuring the following writers, critics and filmmakers

Sinan Antoon, Fadhil Al-Azzawi, Ammiel Alcalay, Livia Alexander, Hoda Barakat, Fatna Al-Bouih, Pante A.Bahrami, Monireh Baradaran, Feride Cicekoglu, Miriam Cooke, Alex Elinson, Sabry Hafez, Barbara Harlow, Sonallah Ibrahim, Elias Khoury, Shahriar Mandanipour, Esmail Nashif, Susan Slyomovics, and  Shareah Taleghani


Thursday, March 5, 2009
Location: Kevorkian Center, 50 Washington Square South, Room LL2

8:00pm Women in Prison: Cinematic Testimonies from Iran and Turkey
From Scream to Scream
Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite
Commentary with filmmakers PanteA Bahrami and Feride Cicekoglu

Friday, March 6, 2009
Location: New York University, 53 Washington Square South, King Juan Carlos Auditorium

9:30am Introductions: Michael Gilsenan

9:45am Panel I: Writing, Poetics and Politics
Moderator: Elias Khoury (The New School)       
Barbara Harlow (University of Texas, Austin)
Sabry Hafez (School of Oriental and African Studies)
Esmail Nashif (Birzeit University)

11:45am Panel II: Writer's Round Table
Moderator: Banu Bargu (The New School)
Sonallah Ibrahim (Egypt)
Monireh Baradaran (Iran)
Feride Cicekoglu (Turkey)

1:15pm Lunch

2:30pm Panel III: The Work of Memory and Reconciliation in Morocco
Fatna El-Bouih (Morocco)
Susan Slyomovics (University of California, Los Angeles)

3:45pm  Panel IV: Political Detention, Film and Visual Art
Miriam Cooke (Duke University)
Livia Alexander (ArteEast)
PanteA Bahrami
Feride Cicekoglu

Films:  Fowq al-Raml Taht al-Shams (Syria)
           Al-Ansar (Lebanon)
           Ghayr Khaduni (Morocco)

Saturday March 7
Location: The New School, Wollman Hall, 66 West 12th Street (just east of 6th Avenue)

9:30am Introductions (Neil Gordon, Larry Jackson)

9:45am Panel V: Writing, Cultural Production and Politics
Moderator: Alex Elinson  (Hunter College, CUNY)
Ammiel Alcalay  (CUNY Graduate Center)
Shareah Taleghani (New York University)
Sinan Antoon (New York University)
11:45am Panel VI: Writer's Roundtable
Moderator: Mehdi Khorrami (New York University)
Hoda Barakat (Lebanon)
Elias Khoury (Lebanon)
Fadhil Al-Azzawi (Iraq)
Shahriar Mandanipour (Iran)
1:15pm Lunch and Book Sale

2:30pm Author Readings of Selected Works
Moderator: Shareah Taleghani
Fadhil al-Azzawi
Feride Cicekoglu
Shahriar Mandanipour
Monireh Baradaran
Sinan Antoon
Elias Khoury
Hoda Barakat

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