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International AGYA Summer School 'Emotions that Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Feeling, Affect, and Body in Arabic Literature, Arts, and Culture'

01 - 03 Nov 2018

Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Morocco

The summer school program ‘Arabische Philologien im Blickwechsel’ / نحو دراسات عربية برؤى متعددة (‘Towards Multi-Perspectival Arabic Studies’) pursues a twofold aim: to facilitate the systematic exchange of perspectives and experiences between young and established scholars based in Europe and the Arab world, and to foster the use of Arabic as an active academic language in Arabic Studies at European universities.
During the summer schools, young academics (PhD students and postdocs) from European and Arab universities are given the opportunity to present their research in an international context, to discuss new and pioneering approaches to Arabic philology, literature and culture, and to actively practice the academic language (Arabic or English) they are less versed in.
The summer school program thus supports a postcolonial-sensitive Arabic Studies, offering a forum where scholars meet as equals; knowledge about the Arab world is produced together with the Arab world, and Arabic is used as an academic language on equal footing with English and other languages.
This year’s AGYA Summer School from 1–3 November 2018 in Rabat will focus on the following questions: 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? Which social practices and historical discourses gain (new) relevance as a result?

Participation by invitation only.

Date, Time & Venue

1 – 3 November 2018,
Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Morocco


Arabic, English, German

Contact & Registration

The application deadline for participation has passed. Participation by invitation only.
More information: www.arabic-philologies.de



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