Panel CFP: Interdisciplinarity in Comparative Literature: Recent Prospects in Arabic Studies

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Call for Papers
December 4, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Arabic History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Middle East History / Studies


International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)

 XXII ICLA Congress, Macau SAR, China 29.07-02.08.2019 University of Macau

Panel organizers in alphabetical order: Marie Thérèse ABDELMESSIH (Professor, Cairo University, Egypt and Kuwait University, Kuwait); Said ALLOUCHE (Professor, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco); Lobna ISMAIL (Associate Professor, Cairo University, Egypt); Fatiha TAIB (Professor, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco). 

The comparative study of literature is no more confined to world cultural exchanges and interchanges, but is now in close conjunction with history, sociology, anthropology, economics, philosophy, psychology, music, law, techno-sciences, along with all forms of visual culture. We need to find out, in what ways would crossing disciplinary boundaries in comparative studies enrich and complexify the discipline. Interdisciplinary studies have raised numerous challenges in the study of literature. This panel seeks to investigate the applicability of interdisciplinary methods in comparative literature, and their significance in developing the theoretical approach in Arabic studies, that have been consciously or unconsciously framed by world debates in theory and literary criticism. 

Send a 500-words abstract in English or French, including title, and the methodology that will be applied. Send a 100 words biography indicating your academic post, affiliation, area of study, and latest publications.

Send abstracts in English to: Marie Thérèse Abdelmessih  Lobna Ismail

and abstracts in French to: Said Allouche   Fatiha Taib


Contact Info: 

Marie Thérèse ABDELMESSIH (Professor, Cairo University, Egypt and Director, M.A. Program, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Kuwait University, Kuwait)