May 14, 2014
Presentations in English with Arabic recitations. Presented by the CMES Working Group on Middle East Literature in Transition: New Frontiers in the 21st Century.
- "Mahmud Qabadu: Poet of the Islamic Nahda in XIXth-century Tunisia," Youssef Ben Ismail
- "Archaeological Poetics: Archiving Ottoman History in Ahmad Shawqi’s Works," Ceyhun Arslan
- "Badr Shakir al-Sayyab: Breaking the Backbone of Poetry," Daniel Behar
- "Ahmad Fuad Nagm: Political Poetry in the Vernacular," Sarah Moawad
- "Humanizing the Other: A Reading in Mahmud Darwish’s Poems," Yousif Hanna