1.Instructor – (Non-Tenure Track) in Arabic
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies at Temple University has a one-year non-renewable opening for an Arabic language instructor for the academic year 2019-2020.
The position requires native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, a graduate degree in a field related to second or foreign language teaching, and at least two years of college-level experience teaching Arabic and an interest in and ability to teach a survey course on modern Arabic literature in translation.
An application should include a vitae and cover letter discussing the applicant’s qualifications and approach to teaching, two confidential letters of reference on department letterhead from colleagues and/or supervisors familiar with the person’s teaching, and transcripts from all post-secondary institutions the applicant has attended.
Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Deadline: Apr 1, 2019
Apply via: https://apply.interfolio.com/60407
2. Call for papers and panel proposals for the Co-IRIS section at the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations.
Section 44: “The Unseen IR: Islam and the Study of the ‘International’“
Islam has played a major role in world affairs since its inception. Today, the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation represents the second largest inter-governmental organisation of sates after the UN. A number of Muslim majority countries like the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Turkey under the AKP, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Malaysia: all claim to follow an Islamic approach to their domestic and foreign policy. Islam as an intellectual force, has received little sustained attention in the fields of Political Science and International Relations specifically. This Section aims to address the nature and goals of international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy from multiple Islamic perspectives. Those perspectives challenge and contribute to international practices and they represent their respective perceptions of the ‘International. The section is an effort to include Islamic civilization and Muslim majority countries in the contemporary international platform and the analysis of the “unseen” in the study of International Relations. We welcome both individual papers as well as full panel submissions. Proposed panel themes include but are not limited to:
– The seen and unseen in Islamic International Relations Theory
– Islam and international relations
– Islam and Foreign Policy Analysis
– Islam and Diplomacy
– The visual in the international relations of Islamic countries
Please find the full call for contributions here, https://coiris.net/2018/12/20/the-unseen-ir-islam-and-the-study-of-the-international/. Deadline for submissions is 28 February 2019.
Abstracts are to be submitted electronically via the online submission system here, https://www.czech-in.org/cmportalV15/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2FcmportalV15%2Fportal%2FPEC19%2Fnormal.
Please, read the Abstract Submission Guidelines prior to making your submission and visit the official EISA PEC 2019 website and the official Co-IRIS website for further updates. Do not hesitate to contact us or the conference organizers with any questions you may have.
Nassef Manabilang Adiong, PhD
International Relations & Islamic Studies Research Cohort (Co-IRIS)
The Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO)
3. THE CULTURAL TURN IN ARABIC LITERARY PRODUCTION
April 19-21, 2019
Columbia University’s MESAAS Department, Middle East Institute, SoF/Heyman Center, EVPAS,
Division of Humanities/ Faculty of Arts and Sciences , EALAC Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Center for Chinese Literature and Culture (CCLS), and Arabic Studies Seminar
Brill Academic Publishers
Dr. Aziz Shaibani/Arab-American Educational Foundation
In Memory of Barbara Harlow (1948-2017)
Day 1: Friday, April 19 – Faculty House/Garden Room 2, 1st Floor
|8:45 – 9:20am||Refreshment|
|9:20 – 9:50am||Welcome and opening Remarks
Mushin J. al-Musawi, Columbia University
|9:50 – 11:45am||Panel 1: Mapping Arabic Literature as World Literature
Chairperson: Elizabeth M. Holt, Bard College
§ “Worlding Arabic: Cultural Criticism, Philology and Weltliteratur”
Waïl S. Hassan, University of Illinois
§ “Is there a Canon in this Corpus? Or What ‘belongs’ in the Library of Arabic Literature?”
Shawkat M. Toorawa, Yale University
§ “Comparativism and the Foundations of World Literature”
Yaseen A. Noorani, University of Arizona
§ “Between the Twilight of Empire and the Dawn of Decolonization: Arabic Literature, World Literature, Comparative Literature”
Shaden M. Tageldin, University of Minnesota
|11:45 – 11:55am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|11:55 – 13:15pm||Panel 2: Arabic and Chinese Literary and Artistic Production in Cross-Cultural Encounter/Translation
Chairperson: Lydia Liu, Columbia University
§ “Mapping the Evolution of Nahdawi Literary Production about China”
Peiyu Yang, McGill University
§ “Taha Husayn and The Days in China Across the 1949 Divide”
Michael Gibbs, College of William & Mary
§ “Artistic Encounters between Baghdad and Beijing after the 1958 Iraq Revolution”
Sonja Mejcher-Atassi, American University of Beirut
|13:15 – 2:30pm||Lunch Break at Faculty House|
|2:30 – 4:15pm||Panel 3: Exile, Identity, and Engagement in Arabic Literature
Chairperson: Shaden M. Tageldin, University of Minnesota
§ “Impossible Exiles: Palestinians in Arab Culture”
Ahmad Diab, UC Berkeley
§ “Twists, Turns and Trajectories of Palestinian Literary Production”
Refqa Abu-Remaileh, Freie Universität
§ “Al-Ādāb and its Ilitizām,”
Qussay Al-Attabi, Kenyon College
§ “The Future Can’t Breathe in a Refugee Camp: Reading Taḍāmun and Iltizām in Women’s Novels of War”
Michelle Hartman, McGill University
|4:15 – 4:25pm||Coffee/Tea Break|
|4:25 – 6:15pm||Panel 4: The Islamic and the Secular Turn in Arabic Literary Production
Chairperson: Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, Georgetown University
§ “The Secularization of Islamic Symbols and Figures in the Poetry of ‘Abd al-Wahhāb al-Bayātī and Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb
Ruwa Alhayek, Columbia University
§ “The Cultural Translatability of Taqwā in the Early Sources”
Erin Atwell, University of Chicago
§ “Exploring the Conceptual Relation Between al- Ījāz (Brachylogy) and Balāghah (Eloquence)”
Hany Rashwan, Birmingham University
§ “Pre-Modern Arabic Literary Anthologies and the Social Imaginary: The Construction of Social, Cultural, and Political Paradigms,”
Nuha Alshaar, American University of Sharjah
|6:15 – 7:00pm||Keynote Address: Nadia al-Bagdadi, Central European University|
|7:00 – 9:00pm||Dinner – Faculty House|
Day 2: Saturday, April 20 – Knox Hall Room 509
|9:30 – 11:15am||Panel 5: The Comparative/Transnational Poetics and Politics of Literature I
Chairperson: Wail S. Hassan, University of Illinois
§ “The Perception of Chekhov in the Arabic World and His Impact on Its Modern Literary Tradition”
Maria Swanson, United States Naval Academy
§ “Magical Realism and the Specters of Postcolonial Present: Alejo Carpentier’s The Kingdom of This World and Hoda Barakat’s The Kingdom of this Earth”
Philip Raad, American University of Beirut
§ “From Istanbul to Baghdad: Engagements with Arabic Literature in the Ottoman World, 1500-1700”
Murat Umut Inan, Social Sciences University of Ankara
§ “Arabic Poetry in the 21st Century: A Poetics of Translation and Exophony”
Huda Fakhreddine, University of Pennsylvania
|11:15 – 11:25am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|11:25 – 13:20pm||Panel 6 Managing/Publishing Arabic Literature (in Arabic)
Chairperson: Anna Ziajka-Stanton, Penn State University
§ Belal Fadl, Al-Masry al-Youm
§ Abdo Wazen, Al-Hayat and Independentarabia
§ Yassin Adnan, Macharif
§ Nouri al-Jarrah, Al-Markaz al-Arabi lil-Adab al-Jughraphi
§ Samuel Shimon, Banipal
§ Mbarek Sryfi, University of Pennsylvania
|13:20 – 2:30pm||Lunch Break|
|2:30 – 4:20pm||Panel 7: The Multi-thematic Configuration of Classical Poetry and Poetics
Chairperson: Shawkat M. Toorawa, Yale University
§ “The Achievement of Classical Arabic Allegorical Form: The ‘Ayniyyah of Abū Dhu’ayb al-Hudhalī”
Jaroslav Stetkevych, University of Chicago
§ “Harb al-Basus as Mythic Matrix in Arabic Culture: Towards A Theory of Cultural (re)Production”
Clarissa Burt, United States Naval Academy
§ “Labīd and Lubad: Lexical Excavation and the Reclamation of Myth in al- Ma’arrī’s Luzūmiyyāt”
Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, Georgetown University
§ “Mourning over Algerian Palatial Ruins: Ibn Ḥammād al-Ṣanhājī (d. 1230) on Qalʿat Banī Ḥammād”
Nizar F. Hermes, University of Virginia
|4:20 – 4:30pm||Coffee/Tea Break|
|4:30 – 6:5pm||Panel 8: The Comparative/Transnational Poetics and Politics of Arabic Literature II
Chairperson: Yaseen Noorani, University of Arizona
§ “The Maqāmah Turn in West African Literary Tradition”
Sulaiman Adewale Alagunfon, Freie Universität
§ “Between Cultural Appropriation and Literary Crossing: The Arabic Literature of ‘Europeans’ in Protectorate Tunisia”
Benjamin Koerber, Rutgers University
§ “Towards an Arab Transnational Poetics of the New World”
Ahmed Idrissi Alami, Purdue University.
§ “Words across genres and histories: Zaynab Fawwaz’s feminist locutions”
Marilyn Booth, University of Oxford
|6:5 – 6:15pm||Coffee/Tea Break|
|6:15 – 7:45pm||Panel 9: On Writing: Experience, Process, Perception (in Arabic)
Chairperson: Tarek El-Ariss, Dartmouth College
§ “War and Displacement”
Hoda Barakat, Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College
§ “Khitab al-Takfir”
Chokri Mabkhout, University of Manouba, Tunis
§ “Writing the Political”
Ezzedine C. Fishere, Dartmouth College
§ “Literature and Perception”
Aziz Shaibani, Baylor College of Medicine/Arab-American Educational Foundation
Day 3: Sunday, April 21 – Knox Hall Room 509
|9:30 – 11:30am||Panel 10: Revisiting the Modern(ist) and the Post-Colonial in Arabic Literature
Chairperson: Joelle Abi Rachid, SoF-Heyman Center, Columbia Univ.
§ “Passionate Confessions: Sex, Sin, and Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century Aleppo”
Peter Hill, Oxford University
§ “Medicine in Literature”
Mònica Rius Piniés, University of Barcelona
§ “Invisible Hands: Crime, Fiction, and the Arabic Typewriter, 1890-1920”
Hannah Scott Deuchar, New York University
· “Housewife Novels, Everyday Life, and the Postcolonial State in Egypt”
Shir Alon, University of Oklahoma
§ “All that Remains: Ruins as Sites of Becoming”
Alexa Firat, Temple University
|11:30 – 11:40am||Coffee/Tea Break|
|11:40 – 1:40pm||Panel 11: The Contemporary and Techno-Digital Turn in Arabic Literary Production
Chairperson: Michelle Hartman, McGill University
§ “Zakariyya Tamir and Khalid Khalifa: Political Dissent as Affiliation and Marginality in Syria after 2011”
§ “Transmission and Transit in Contemporary Arabic Literature: Naql and Its Limits”
§ “Glossing the Glossary: Digital Approaches to Paratexts and Power in Arabic Literature”
§ “Cultural Disbelief & New Narratives: Contemporary Arabic Fiction (Re)Writing the Old Tale”
§ “In medio stat virtus’: On Hybridity, or the Rebellion Against Labels: Reconsidering Some Aspects of Modern and Contemporary Arabic Literature”
|1:40 – 2:25pm||Keynote Address: Mahdi Arar, Birzeit University (in Arabic)|
Muhsin J. al-Musawi, Columbia University
Organizers: Muhsin al-Musawi (Columbia University), Elizabeth Holt (Bard College), Tarek El-Ariss (Dartmouth College), Nizar F. Hermes (University of Virginia), and Anna Ziajka-Stanton (Penn State University)
4. PhD Conference on “Sacred Locations – Spaces and Bodies in Religion”, Central European University & University of Szeged, 13-15 June 2019
The conference invites contributions on the conceptualization, interpretation, management or instrumentalization of religion with regard to space, geographical or personal. Applications from PhD students and advanced Master’s students from all fields of humanities and social sciences are welcomed.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2019.
5. NEW Deadline:
26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), combined with the Section of Islamic Studies of the DMG: “History, Politics and Culture in Middle East and North Africa”, University of Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019
The organizers of the Congress call upon scholars of all relevant disciplines, who are engaged in research on the contemporary Middle East and its relations to other regions. The conference’s understanding of the Middle East comprises all countries of the Middle East, North Africa and the entire Islamic World.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2019.
Contact for submissions: Amke Dietert (amke.dietert@ googlemail.com). Information: https://www.aai.uni-hamburg.de/en/voror/veranstaltungen/2019-davokongress.html
6. Assistant or Associate Professor at the Department of History, American University in Cairo
This is a five-year position, beginning fall 2019. All specializations and areas of study are welcome. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the start of the appointment. The department is eager to review the applications of individuals with a strong research program, and demonstrated commitment to teaching.
Deadline for application: 15 March 2019.
7. Post-doctoral Fellowship on the History of Gender Studies, Tel Aviv University
Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the history of gender studies. Candidates must have received their PhD from an accredited institution of higher learning, no earlier than 1 October 2014 and no later than 1 October 2019.
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2019.
8. Workshops on “Women and Politics: MENA Experiences”, June 2019 in Abu Dhabi, October 2019 in Rabat
Call for Applications for early-career scholars who would like to participate in workshops on the following themes: women’s representation in legislatures, local government, the executive, and the judiciary as related to factors such as such gender quotas, decentralization, and institutional change. The organizers will cover participation costs for up to 20 qualified applicants.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2019.
9. Articles on “Muslims under Suspicion – Interdisciplinary Insights into Policies of Preventing so-called Islamist Extremism in Europe” for Special Issue of “Islamophobia Studies Yearbook”
The wide range of preventive measures against so-called Islamist extremism can be understood as an ensemble of different practices including inter-religious dialogue and education as well as surveillance of suspected groups and the persecution of persons deemed to be dangerous. How far contribute such preventive measures to the manifestation of inequalities in fields such as education, law, labour, security etc.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2019.
Contact: Sindyan Qasem (email@example.com)
10. NEW deadline
Articles for the First Issue of “Diyâr. Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies”
Unpublished contributions from the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences with a geographical focus on Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, Iran, Central Asia and the Caucasus are invited in German, English and French.
Deadline for applications extended: 15 April 2019.
Contact: Tabea Becker-Bertau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
11. 26th International Congress of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) in Cooperation with the Section Islam Studies of the DMG, University of Hamburg, 3-5 October 2019
For all deadlines and additional information:
12. Mathal: Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies (IMEMS) http://ir.uiowa.edu/mathal
Mathal is a journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies. It is an Open Access, double-blind peer-reviewed international journal published by Iowa Research Online, University of Iowa, USA. Current acceptance rate is 5.7. The main objective of Mathal is to provide an intellectual platform for scholars of Islamic thought and Islamic societies throughout history and throughout the world to share their ideas with the widest audience and in the shortest time possible. Mathal aims to promote critical multidisciplinary studies in humanities and social sciences and to become a repository of knowledge on the Islamic civilization and the Middle East.
The journal publishes research papers in the humanities (arts, history, literature, philosophy…), social sciences (sociology, economics, political science…), natural sciences (biology, physics, astronomy, chemistry…), abstract sciences (mathematics, computational sciences…), and practiced sciences (law, medicine, engineering). Scholars from the aforementioned disciplines with research and teaching interests in area studies, Islamic studies, and Judaic studies are especially welcome to submit their works. Mathal publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.
Since one of the journal’s primary goals is the dissemination of knowledge and scholarly inquiries, authors retain exclusive rights to their work, allowing them to republish their work on their personal websites or with other journals.
Because Mathal is an online Open Access journal, accepted articles are published as soon as the peer-review and revision processes conclude. Mathal does not limit the length of articles or the size of digital files at this time.
In Mathal, authors may publish articles in most languages including English, Arabic, Hebrew, French, Persian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu.
For more information and/or to submit your work, please visit the following websites:
IMEMS Listserv: https://list.uiowa.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=IMEMS
Mathal is indexed in the Global LOCKSS Network.
Complete metadata for all articles in Mathal is available via OAI
Mathal is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries’ Institutional Repository (Iowa Research Online).