The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies presents

"Writing the Egyptian Revolution, or: The Revolution is (not) a Story"
with Elliott Colla, Associate Professor/Chair, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Thursday, September 26, 2013
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112

Despite the difficulties, Egyptian writers have been publishing fictional and non-fictional accounts of the Revolution since the first days of the uprisings of 2011. Even as the revolution has turned and intensified, these writers have produced an impressive corpus of novels, short stories, memoirs and graphic novels. What kinds of stories are they telling? How do their tales impact public understandings of the event of revolution itself? How does one write the story of an event still unfolding? Colla comments.
Co-sponsored with the UCI Center for Persian Studies, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Comparative Literature.

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Sylvia Lotito,

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