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CfA: Emotions that Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Feeling, Affect, and Body in Arabic Literature, Arts, and Culture

22 Jun 2018

Submission Deadline

What role do emotions and affects play in literature and culture? How has the “emotional/affective turn” changed our understanding of literature, culture and society? How do the related theories and methods cast new light on the themes covered by old genres such as elegy, satire and love poetry? And which social practices and historical discourses gain (new) relevance as a result? These are some of the questions that the next AGYA Summer School will be addressing in Rabat, Morocco, from 1 – 3 November 2018.
The Call for Applications is addressed to outstanding junior scholars from Arab and European universities who are active in the field of Arabic Studies and would like to present their current research project. The research may take its orientation from a variety of disciplines (Literature, Art History, Cultural Studies, the Social Sciences or History) and should be related — at least in partial aspects — to emotions, affects and the body. Competence in Arabic and English is required.

Please see the Call for Applications (pdf) for further information.

The Summer School is organized by AGYA members Barbara Winckler (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) and Bilal Orfali (American University of Beirut), in cooperation with Fatiha Taïb (Mohammed V University in Rabat) and Christian Junge (Philipps-Universität Marburg). It is part of the research activities of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) and supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

Deadline for submission: 22 June 2018

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Deadline for Submission: 22 June 2018




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