November 17, 2011 @ 12:00pm
Research Hall 162
George Mason University
Presented by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and George Mason University's Middle East Studies Program
Elliott Colla is chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is co-editor of Jadaliyya e-zine, and author of Conflicted Antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian Modernity (Duke University Press, 2007), and translator of works of contemporary Arabic literature, including Ibrahim Aslan'’s novel, The Heron, Idris Ali’'s Poor, and Ibrahim al-Koni's Gold Dust, as well as works by Yahya al-Tahir ‘Abdallah, Ghada Abdel Meniem and others. He is currently translating The Animists, al-Koni's epic of the Sahara, and Rabai al-Madhoun's The Lady from Tel Aviv (Telegram Books, 2012).
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