Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient and Occident in Narrative Perspectives of the East and West (American University in Dubai).
The goal of the conference is to examine works of literature and other forms of creative expression that try to move beyond the stereotypes of Orientalist and Occidentalist imagination to construct a more authentic rapport between the two regions.
They will explore how the dialogue between literatures of the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and North America approach, inspire, challenge, and ultimately benefit each other. In other words, this conference intends to consider that literature can help correct the divisions caused by entrenched cultural stereotypes, and that this help can take a myriad of forms.
The conference will be hosted by the English Division of the American University in Dubai, on the AUD campus, on April 5-7, 2018.
Please find attached the Call for Papers (The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 22, 2017.)
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