Upcoming Events: ‘Against Disappearance,’ ‘Ancient Egyptian and Premodern Arab Poetics’, Arabic in Academic Publishing, More

March 24

On March 24 the student-run Arabic Lecture Series at NYU’s Kevorkian Center will host an event with scholar, poet and translator Mona Kareem titled, “على أطلال الأدب القومي: عن أدب يكتبه الغرباء” (On the Ruins of National Literature: Literature Written by Outsiders). Cairo Time. *

Also, “Deconstructing the Notion of Literary Genre: Ancient Egyptian and Premodern Arabic Poetics.” University of Birmingham’s Hany Rashwan will give this Center for Translation Studies talk at 7 p.m. March 19

Yasmine Motawy talking to Leila Aboulela about literature, history, and human rights in her book The Kindness of Enemies as part of @respond_read project. More here. Register online. More here. UK time. Nicholas Mangialardi on the singer’s musical legacy & live performance of ‘Abd al-Halim hits by Egyptian jazz band. This talk is with Maya Moumne; register online. March 31

“Arabic Literary Prose, Adab Literature, and the Formation of Islamicate Imperial Culture” with Ahmed H. March 26

Poet Najwan Darwish will be discussing his new collection of poetry Exhausted on the Cross in a discussion moderated by Founder and Director of the Cheuse Center, Matthew Davis. March 18

The MENAWA book-group discussion of Layla Alammar’s The Pact We Made is set for March 18 at 5 p.m. March 11

The “A Book From The Archive” series is a monthly themed design sessions in which organizers invite 3-4 speakers from a specific area of Arabic design and they give a talk about an Arabic covers they select from the Arabic Book Cover Archive. al-Rahim. Zoom details: Meeting ID: 741 2343 6837. March 21

Adabiyat Book Club discusses Aboulela’s The Kindness of Enemies. More here. Register in advance here. *

Also March 9, Publishing Perspectives and the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards will co-host a discussion called “Representation of Arabic Voices and Topics in Academic Publishing,” in which they ask: “How can the academic publishing community ensure that a wider range of Arabic voices and topics are better represented in their catalogues and in scholarly discourse?” Featuring scholars Tarek El-Ariss and Dag Nikolaus Hasse, and acquisitions editor Abdurraouf Oueslati. Sign up online. Coming later in March

March 16

PTC Online Workshops: Egyptian Arabic poet Mostafa Ibrahim. More here. Upcoming Events: ‘Against Disappearance,’ ‘Ancient Egyptian and Premodern Arab Poetics’, Arabic in Academic Publishing, More

A few of upcoming online events:

March 8

A discussion on Reading Children’s Literature in Translation with @RuthAhmedzai and @HelenWangLondon. Sign up through Event Brite. Passcode: 9abXzk. More on Twitter. From organizers: “This lecture, based on a chapter in the forthcoming The Cambridge History of World Literature, traces the rise of Arabic prose in the context of empire building and translation of Middle Persian and Graeco-Hellenic literature that transformed Arabic into a literary index of civilizational interconnectivity (with ancient Greece, Persia, Sogdia, and India) and thus into a language of world literature.” KALIMAT: An evening showcasing three spoken-word and musical artists: @DanaDpoetry, @JulianaYaz & @RafeefZiadah. More here. More here. March 9

Shubbak’s “Against Disappearance,” with writer and historian Marina Warner, writer and activist Hammour Ziada and writer, editor and publisher Abu Amirah. More here. March 27

@ARCENational   will host “Zikra: Remembering ‘Abd al-Halim Hafiz,” a presentation by Dr.