H-Levant is a moderated network for those interested in the scholarly discussion of the modern history and culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean. Called "the Levant" in English and "al-mashriq" in Arabic, the region today includes Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan and parts of Turkey. While most of the inhabitants are Arabic-speaking Muslims, there are significant populations of Jews and Christians. And although the peoples of the region are diverse, they possess a shared history stretching back millenia.

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CFP (edited volume): Generations of Dissent: Cultural Production and the State in the Middle East and North Africa

Decades before the Arab Spring, intellectuals, writers, and artists have challenged the status-quo of authoritarian systems in Iran, Egypt, Tunisia, and elsewhere.  At the same time, state agents and cultural institutions have attempted to dictate and limit the terms of literary, artistic, and intellectual engagement not only through sponsorship and patronage but also censorship, and other directly re