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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

University of Cambridge
Event date: 
Thursday, 12 September, 2024 - 00:00 to Friday, 13 September, 2024 - 23:55

This two-day conference, hosted jointly by the PATH+ Research Unit at Stanford University and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge, will bring together doctoral students of Arabic literature, with the aim of building an inter-institutional community, fostering collaboration, and imagining new directions and methodologies for research. Conscious of the limitations imposed by adherence to temporal, geographical, and generic boundaries, we shall arrange our panels thematically. This approach will allow us to tease out connections between customarily diverse subfields. Potential themes include but are not limited to:

  • Textual ecologies
  • Formulaic transgressions
  • Canon (trans)formation
  • Con-, sub-, and inter-textualities
  • DisOrienting theory

Participation is restricted to doctoral students. Funding will be available to offset travel and visa costs, and accommodation will be provided. Further information on travel reimbursements will be sent to participants upon acceptance of their proposal. 

Please contact the organisers with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Gabrielle Russo, Samuel Martin, Anna Galietti, and AJ Naddaff