Writing the Arab-Jew: Reflections on Displacement and Middle Eastern Diasporas

Fri, 13. Aug // 14:00, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin)

Provisional program

Defying the binary and Eurocentric view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ella Shohat’s corpus of work dares to engage the deeper historical and cultural questions swirling around colonialism, Orientalism, and nationalism. Spanning several decades, Shohat’s work has introduced conceptual frameworks that have fundamentally challenged the conventional understandings of Arabs and Jews, Palestine, Zionism, and the Middle East. Dr. Georges Khalil will speak with Prof. Ella Shohat about the enhanced possibilities that the body of the Arab-Jews culture holds inside of it.

Guests:

Georges Khalil

Ella Shohat