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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.