Modern Middle East Languages

Village of Roussillon summer 2018

Arab and European Interactions in Aix-en-Provence

January 25, 2019

In summer 2018, Gordon Gray Professor of Arabic and CMES Director William Granara, along with Khaled al-Masri, Associate Professor of Arabic at Swarthmore, led undergraduates on a Harvard Summer School program in Aix-en-Provence, France. The program, which Granara has led for several years, brings together students of Arabic and French language and culture to examine historical, literary, and cultural aspects of Arab and European interactions in the colonial and postcolonial eras. Andrew Aoyama ’21 wrote about his experience on the trip.... Read more about Arab and European Interactions in Aix-en-Provence

2019 Feb 21

The Transregional Politics of Literary Language: Comparative Work across African and Asian Contexts

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm S250, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Asia Center Seminar Series, CMES, and the Department of Comparative Literature present a panel on the politics of literary language with

Shaden Tageldin, University of Minnesota
Nergis Ertürk, Pennsylvania State University
Fallou Ngom, Boston University
Henk Maier, University of California Riverside, Emeritus... Read more about The Transregional Politics of Literary Language: Comparative Work across African and Asian Contexts

Said Hannouchi

Multilingual Education in Morocco: Back to the Future?

January 19, 2018

"Language education in Morocco reflects a complex interplay between ethnic diversity/identities, political interests, and language ideologies and attitudes," writes Said Hannouchi, Preceptor in Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. "Economic realities and development in Morocco’s particular context also play a significant role in shaping education policy broadly, and language policy specifically. Above all, any discussion of the status of language education policy in Morocco must be conducted against the backdrop of the country’s historical experience with...

Read more about Multilingual Education in Morocco: Back to the Future?

Pages