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Program

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Pre-Conference Happy Hour!
Contacts: Michael Mendoza and Thomas Leddy-Cecere
Time: 6pm
Location: Dog and Duck Pub
406 West 17th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 479-0598

Friday, 24 February 2012

Location: SAC Legislative Room, 2.302

9:00am - 10:15am: Users & Learners of Arabic (Part I)

Moderator: Alexander Magidow

Mona Farrag, The American University in Cairo
Arabizi: A Writing Variety Worth Learning? An Exploratory study of the View of Foreign Learners of Arabic

Emma Trentman, Michigan State University
The Role of Gender in Arabic Language Use During Study Abroad

Rasha Soliman, University of Leeds
The Complementing Aspect in Proficiency in Learning Arabic-The Cross-Dialectal Interaction Skills

10:15 am - 10:30 am: Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am: New Transformations in the Study of Arabic Literature

Somy Kim, The University of Texas at Austin
Melanie Clouser, The University of Texas at Austin
Anna Ziajka Stanton, The University of Texas at Austin
Rachel Levine, The University of Texas at Austin
Ben Koerber, The University of Texas at Austin
Daryl Harris, The University of Texas at Austin

11:15 am - 12:00 Noon: Arabic Expression through Text or Art

Moderator: Mike Turner, The University of Texas at Austin

Ashour Abdulaziz, Portland State University
The Emergence of New Forms of Libyan Public Expression: Street Art in Tripoli

Corinne Stokes, The University of Texas at Austin
Poems Meant for Singing: a Study of Song Lyrics from Egypt's "Golden Age"

12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm: Lunch Break

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm: Genre, Theory & Metaphor in Classical Arabic Literature

Moderator: Rachel Levine, The University of Texas at Austin

Kevin Blankinship, The University of Chicago
Rhetoric as Temptation: The Construction of Sincerity in al-Farazdaq's Address to the Devil

Avigail Noy, Harvard University
Diyā' al-Dīn Ibn al-Athīr and the 'Western School' of Classical Arabic Literary Theory: Majāz a Case-Study

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Break

2:45 pm - 4:30 pm: Arabic Linguistics

Moderator: Alexander Magidow, The University of Texas at Austin

Shaimaa ElSadek, Alexandria University
Morpho-Syntax of Arabic Verbs: The Role of the Template

Saeed Alqarni, Oakland University
Hamed Altairi, Oakland University
Articulatory Variation and Sociolinguistic Significance of the Arabic
Voiced Stop [dˤ] 

Yonatan Belinkov, Tel Aviv University
Dialectometrical Analysis of Judeo-Arabic Translations of the Passover Haggadah

Emilie Durand-Zuniga, The University of Texas at Austin
Word-Final imaala in Contemporary Levantine Arabic: a Case of Language Variation and Change

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Break

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Welcome Speech

5:30 pm: Literature Keynote Address

"Suspending Belief"
Dr. Michael Cooperson, University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

7:00 pm: Dinner Banquet

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Location: CBA 4.348

9:00 am - 10:15 am: State of the Field: Arabic in Contact

Moderator: Daryl Harris

Alex Magidow, The University of Texas at Austin
Thomas Leddy-Cecere, The University of Texas at Austin
Michael Turner, The University of Texas at Austin

10:15 am - 10:30 am: Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am: Literary Traditions: Questions of Origin & Influence of Arabic Literature

Moderator: Anna Zjajka Stanton

Katie Logan, The University of Texas at Austin
"Those Are Pearls that were His Eyes": Eliot's Tradition Meets Jabra's Modernism

Nicola Carpentieri, Harvard University
Towards a Poetics in Aging: Sicily and Spain at the Twilight of Muslim Sovereignty

11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch* & Conversation Break-Out Groups

* Lunch is not provided. Bring your lunch to one of the following rooms:
GAR 2.112 (Arabic Linguistics)
GAR 2.128 (Arabic Literature)

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Users & Learners of Arabic (Part II)

Moderator: Michael Mendoza

Sahar Ramadan, The American University in Cairo
Teaching Literature through a Socio-cultural Approach

Randa Muhammad, The American University in Cairo
Youth Language on Facebook: The Political Upheaval and the Egyptians' Language Choices

Mona Maamoon, Alexandria University
Normal Phonological Development for Two to Three Years Egyptian

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm: Break

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm:  Career & Publishing Workshop

Moderator: Rachel Levine

  • Kristen Brustad, Associate Professor of Arabic and Chair, Department of Middle Eastern Studies
  • Tarek El-Ariss, Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature, Department of Middle Eastern Studies
  • Na'ama Pat-El, Assistant Professor of Comparative Semitics, Department of Middle Eastern Studies

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Break

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Negotiating Identities

Moderator: Drew Paul

Anna Ziajka Stanton, The University of Texas at Austin
Chronotopocity in 20th-Century Egyptian and Palestinian Novels: Restructuring Identities under Radical Change

Rachel Levine, The University of Texas at Austin
The Search for a Witness: Samir Naqqash, Trauma and Turath

Ryan Schroth, University of Wisconsin-Madison
R/Evolutions: Writing the Queer Voices of the Maghreb

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm: Break

5:15 pm: Linguistics Keynote Address

"Maghreb-Mashreq Language Ideology and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized Arab World "
Dr. Atiqa Hachimi, University of Toronto
Department of Humanities

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