Conference Program

JIL JADID 2017


Thursday, 2/23

7:30pm Pre-Conference Meet & Greet
Location: Ruby’s BBQ on Guadalupe & West 29th St.

Organizer: Matthew Chovanec  


Friday, 2/24
College of Liberal Arts – Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302B)

9:00-9:30am Conference Doors Open
Feel free to come in during this time to enjoy coffee and bagels with attendees!

9:30-11:10am Arabic Dialectology and Descriptive Linguistics
Moderator: Tom Leddy-Cecere

Jason Schroepfer, University of Texas at Austin
Gabbal yā xayyī: baʿḍ is-simmāt il-luġawiyya fi lahdtat jānūb maṣər

Saja Albuarabi, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
A Linguistic History of Iraqi Arabic (Mesopotamian Arabic)

Phillip Stokes, University of Texas at Austin
On the Morphology and Syntax of illi: A Historical Analysis

Abdel-Rahman Abu Helal, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Evidential Qad in Standard Arabic

11:10-11:25am Break

11:25-12:45pm (his)Storytelling and Narrative
Moderator: Matthew Chovanec

Rawad Wehbe, University of Texas at Austin
Fever Dreams: The Narrative Structuring of Fever in Arabic Literature

Haniye Barahouie, University of Virginia
Hybrid Identity in Persepolis

Radwa El Barouni, University of Texas at Austin
Pigeons & Dogs: What They Can Tell Us about History Writing in Radwa ʿAshūr’s Faraj and Nāʾil al-Tūnūkhī’s Nisāʾ al-Karantīnā   

12:45-1:45pm Lunch Break
Please see nearby places to eat flyer in your program folder

1:45-3:25pm Bilingualism and Analyses of Modern Dialects
Moderator: Sarah Schwartz

Laura Faircloth, University of Texas at Austin
Acoustic Correlates of Pharyngeal and Pharyngealized Consonants in Iraqi Arabic

Dina Nimr, University of Hyderabad in India
Verbal Morphology and the Prosodic Model: Modern Standard Arabic vs Latakian Syrian Dialect

Amal El Haimeur, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Language Mixing in Bilingual Children: Evidence of Social, Morpho-syntactic and Phonological Awareness

Lama Mando, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
Language Mixing in Syrian Arabic

3:25-3:40pm Break

3:40-4:00pm Welcome Speech & Opening Remarks

4:00pm Literature Keynote Address

Dr. Huda Fakhreddine, University of Pennsylvania
Two Modernisms in Arabic Poetry: Metapoesis as a Critical Lens

6:00pm Conference Banquet
Clay Pit (1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701)


Saturday, 2/25
College of Liberal Arts – Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302B)

8:30-9:00am Conference Doors Open
Feel free to come in during this time to enjoy coffee and bagels with attendees!

9:00am-10:20am World of Statecraft: Literature, Science, and Authority
Moderator: Radwa El Bourani

Andrew Leber, Harvard University
Order and Obedience: Concept Formation in the Letters of Abd al-Hamid al-Katib

Tynan Kelly, University of Chicago
“Istishhād bi-l-ḥadīth” in Early Arabic Grammatical Works: Prophetic Eloquence as Precedent

Chloe Bordewich, Harvard University
Imagining Oases: Science Nostalgia, and Secrecy in the Making of the Egyptian State

10:20am-10:35am Break

10:35am-11:55am Learning and Experiencing Language: Pedagogy and Processing
Moderator: Estefania Valenzuela Mocho

Abdülkadir Hussein, Sakarya University
Error Analysis of Grammatical Errors: The Case of Arabic Language Preparatory Turkish Students of Sakarya University in Turkey

Abdellah Lachgar, Hassan II University in Casablanca
Space in Arabic Language: A Study of Spatial Particles System in Arabic Language

Kinda Al Rifae, University of California, Los Angeles
The Understanding and Use of Religious Terms by Arabic Learners

11:55-12:45pm Lunch Break
Lunch is provided

12:45pm-2:05pm Representations of Identity Through Authorship and Performance
Moderator: Rama Hamarneh

Mona Kareem, Binghamton University
Guarding Mother Nation: Migrants in Gulf Women’s Literature

Matthew Chovanec, University of Texas at Austin
The Digital Divan: The Ottoman Turkish Revival on Social Media

Sarah Schwartz, University of Texas at Austin
Revolution as Staged Performance: Positioning the February 20 Movement Within the Historical Repertoire of Moroccan Verbal Art

2:05-2:20pm Break

2:20pm Linguistics Keynote Address

Dr. Alexander Magidow, University of Rhode Island
Contemplations of the Mysteries of Arabic’s Histories and Similar Sophistries

*Conference details are subject to change and will be posted to our website as they occur.