Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 to 1:15pm, College of Liberal Arts, room 3150
“Between Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Arab World: The Complicated Identity of the Maghreb “
Dr. Ziad Bentahar, Department of Foreign Languages
The Maghreb is the area in Northwestern Africa usually viewed as the former French colonies of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. It is a part of the world often viewed as existing “between” various regions and spaces: Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Arab World. This is based on an implicit assumption that these regions and spaces are mutually-exclusive. We will seek to dismantle this problematic assumption from a comparative literary perspective.
This event, sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity, is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Light refreshments will be provided.
For additional information, contact Dr. Danice Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.