Tag: Literature

Arab American Panels at MLA

If you will be at the MLA conference this weekend, please see below for information about Arab American Panels. Session 200: States of In/Security: Global Palestine in Literature, Culture, Art, and Activism Friday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 104B, Pennsylvania Convention Center Program arranged by the Global Arab and Arab American Forum Presiding: Karim Mattar, University of…
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Job Posting: NTT Teaching Positions in American Studies and Ethnicity

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking to hire a part-time or full-time lecturer able to teach American Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies and/or Latina/o Studies during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. American Studies…
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UM-Dearborn: Lecturer Job Announcement – English/American Literature

The English Program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is seeking to hire a lecturer in American Literature. The job announcement and application procedures can be found here: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/126366/leo_lecturer_iii How to Apply Interested candidates are asked to apply online to this posting and send a CV, cover letter, and at least three references to: Elisa Madrigal,…
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Multiple CFPs for MLA Palestine Panels

Re-Posted from MLA Members for Justice in Palestine: MLA 2017 Call for Papers, Panels and Palestine Looking for MLA 2017 panels to submit Palestine-related papers? Below is a selection of CFPs on topics that might include papers related to Palestine, BDS, settler colonialism, apartheid, dispossession, transnational justice, orientalism, etc. Deadlines for submission of paper abstracts are…
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CFP: Global Arab and Arab American Forum (MLA)

Please take note: these CFPs were arranged by the Global Arab and Arab American forum at the MLA for the 2017 convention. Beyond Bounds: The Refugee in Global Arab/Arab American Studies. Interrogating concepts of cosmopolitanism, exile, globality through the figure of the Arab refugee across historical/epistemic/disciplinary/geographical boundaries. 250-word abstracts and bios by 15 March to Pauline Homsi Vinson at…
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30% Off Susan Muaddi Darraj’s “A Curious Land” from UMass Press

The University of Massachusetts Press is offering a 30% discount on AASA Member Susan Muaddi Darraj’s new book,  A Curious Land, until December 31st. It is a collection of short stories which won the 2014 Grace Paley Award for Fiction. To place orders: Order online or by phone (800-537-5487). To receive a special 30% discount…
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AASA Member Susan Muaddi Darraj Wins Grace Paley Award for New Book

New Book Wins AWP Grace Paley Award for Fiction; New from UMass Press The 2014 winner of the Grace Paley Award is A Curious Land, by Susan Muaddi Darraj. This short story collection about the inhabitants of a Palestinian West Bank village, Tel al-Hilou, spans generations and continents to explore ideas of memory, belonging, connection,…
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions   The University of Oregon’s English Department, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Department, invites applications for a 2016-18 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions.   Applicants should have a demonstrated pedagogical and scholarly investment in the study of race and…
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Nancy El Gendy’s New Article Out Now!

AASA members are on a roll! Another exciting publication is out, this time from AASA member Nancy El Gendy. Congratulations, Nancy! Her article “Trickster Humour in Randa Jarrar’s A Map of Home: Negotiating Arab American Muslim Female Sexuality” will be published in Women: a cultural review, vol. 27, no. 1, March 2016 (Open Forum issue).…
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Fedwa Malti-Douglas Honored with National Humanities Medal

Arab American studies scholar and creative writer Fedwa Malti-Douglas was recently honored at the White House and was granted a National Humanities Medal. Read the full University of California press release by clicking here. Excerpted below: Food activist Alice Waters, historian Vicki Lynn Ruiz and Arabic letters scholar Fedwa Malti-Douglas are among 10 recipients of…
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