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Counter-Narratives — Conference at the American University in Cairo

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The Centre for Translation Studies at the American University in Cairo will host an interantional conference under the title \"Aesthetics and Politics: Counter-Narratives, New Publics, and the Role of Dissent in the Arab World,\" 17-26 September. The conference will host prominent figures in literature, art, the social sciences and politics from different regions. The conference will start on Monday, 17 September, at 7:00pm. A detailed schedule of public lectures and panels follows: Monday, 17 September, 7pm Keynote Address: \"Towards an Intellectual-Ethical Code in the Time of the Arab Revolutions\" (in Arabic) Elias Khoury (writer) Welcome and introduction: Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien, EUME, Berlin) and Samia Mehrez (Centre for Translation Studies, AUC) Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Downtown Campus Tuesday, 18 September, 2pm-3:30pm \"The Role of Intellectuals in the Arab Revolutions\"  (in English) Introduction: Elias Khoury (writer) Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Downtown Campus Tuesday, 18 September, 7pm \"The Artist and the Historical Moment: A Testimony\" — Lecture (in English) Huda Lutfi (visual artist and cultural historian) Introduction: Samia Mehrez (Centre for Translation Studies, AUC) Venue : Oriental Hall, AUC Downtown Campus Wednesday, 19 September, 7pm \"Literature, Revolution and Politics\" — Panel Discussion (in Arabic) Ezzedine Choukri-Fishere (writer and academic) Mona Prince (writer, academic, and activist) Mohammad Rabie (writer) Ahmed Sultan (journalist and activist) Welcome: Randa Aboubakr (professor of English and comparative literature, Cairo University) Introduction: Elias Khoury (writer) Discussant: Samia Mehrez (Centre for Translation Studies, AUC) Venue: Cairo University, Faculty of Arts, Conference Room (First Floor-History Building) Sunday, 23 September, 7pm \"Cultural Policies\" — Panel Discussion (in Arabic) \"Visions of Cultural Policies\" — Sayed Mahmoud (journalist and cultural critic) \"Challenges and Obstacles\" — Karima Mansour (dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of the Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre) \"The Cultural Policies Initiative: Context and Significance\" — Fayrouz Karawya (performer and cultural anthropologist) \"Summary of the Cultural Policies Initiative\" — Yasser Allam (academic, cultural critic and drama writer) \"Implementation: Aspirations and Risks\" — Tamer El-Said (documentary filmmaker and activist) Chair and Moderation: Sayed Mahmoud Venue: Cairo University, Faculty of Arts, Conference Room (First Floor-History Building) Monday, 24 September, 7pm \"Archiving the Revolution\" — Panel Discussion (Arabic and English) Khaled Fahmy (professor of history, AUC) Mosireen Collective AUC Student Pilot Project: Wiki Biographical Dictionary of the Revolution Welcome: Samia Mehrez (Centre for Translation Studies, AUC) Chair: Khaled Fahmy (professor of history, AUC) Moderator: Emad Abou Ghazi (historian, former minister of culture) Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Downtown Campus Tuesday, 25 September, 2pm-3:30pm Popular Culture and Revolution  (in Arabic and English) Introduction: Randa Aboubakr (professor of English and comparative literature, Cairo University) Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Downtown Campus Tuesday, 25 September, 7pm Old Media/New Futures: Fanonian Reflections on the Arab Uprisings — Lecture (in English) Michael Allan (University of Oregon) Introduction: Ayman El-Dessouky (SOAS, London) Venue: Oriental Hall, AUC Downtown Campus Wednesday, 26 September, 7pm Documentary Film Premiere: “Nafass Tawil” (Deep, Long Breath) by Tahani Rached Welcome and introduction: Lisa Anderson (president, AUC), Friederike Pannewick (professor of Arabic studies, Phillips University Marburg / EUME, Berlin) and Samia Mehrez (Centre for Translation Studies, AUC) Presentation: Tahani Rached (documentary filmmaker) Discussion: Film cast and crew Venue: Ewart Hall, AUC Downtown Campus From / Ahram Online

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