We invite you to the CUDReads virtual lecture titled ‘Historic Presences: Reading Radwa Ashour’s ‘Granada’ beneath an English lens’ on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm (GMT +4)
In this lecture, Radwa Ashour’s Granada: A Novel will be read as a specifically ‘historical’ novel. The central concern will be with the ways in which Ashour’s novel represents history, both via historical retrieval but also by the ways in which the history brought into the present may be seen to turn into a commentary on the ‘historical’ novel more generically. Thus, while Ashour’s novel is read for the ways it does historical representation, it will also be placed under the comparative lens of some other, anglophone historical novels from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Guest speaker: Omar Sabbagh, Associate Professor of English, American University in Dubai
Dr. Omar Sabbagh is a widely published poet, writer and critic. His latest books include Minutes from the Miracle City, To My Mind, or, Kinbotes: Essays on Literature, and But It Was an Important Failure
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