2018 Conference Program

JIL JADID 2018

Participants can find presentation guidelines here.


Thursday, 2/15

5:00–7:00pm Pre-conference Happy Hour at Spider House
Organizer: Kelly Houck

7:30–8:45pm Flagship Lecture in Arabic
(Calhoun Hall, Room 100—entrances to this auditorium are outside the building)
Open to conference presenters & attendees

Dr. Yaseen Noorani, University of Arizona
The History of Wine Drinking in Islamic Culture

 


Friday, 2/16

Texas Union: Eastwoods Room (2.102—at the SE corner of the main entrance level)

9:30–10:00am Conference Doors Open
Feel free to come in during this time to enjoy coffee and bagels with presenters & attendees!

10:00–11:15am The Identity Politics of Language and Imagined Communities

Moderator: Rama Hamarneh (UT Austin, Comparative Literature Program)

11:15–11:30am Break

11:30am–12:45pm Enplaced Readings of Poetry

Moderator: Matthew L. Chovanec (UT Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Studies)

12:45–2:00pm Lunch Break

2:00–3:45pm Noticing the Unnoticed in Arabic and Hebrew Linguistics

Moderator: Sigrid K. Kjær (UT Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Studies)

3:45–4:00pm Opening Remarks and Welcome

4:00–4:30pm Honoring Dr. Brustad’s Contributions to the Field of Arabic Linguistics & Pedagogy

4:30–6:00pm Literature Keynote Address

Dr. Yaseen Noorani, University of Arizona
The Birth of Nationality on the Stage of World Literature: The Iliad, Victor Hugo and Arabic Poetry

6:30pm Jil Jadid Dinner Reception at Lavaca Teppan

 


Saturday, 2/17

Texas Union: Eastwoods Room (2.102)

10:00–10:15am Conference Doors Open
Feel free to come in during this time to enjoy coffee with presenters & attendees!

10:15–11:30am Bringing Back the Personal in Pedagogy

Moderator: Estefania Valenzuela Mochon (UT Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Studies)

11:30–11:45am Break

11:45am–1:00pm The High Stakes of StoryTelling

Moderator: Kelly Houck (UT Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Studies)

1:00–2:00pm Lunch Provided

2:00–3:45pm “Do I dare / Disturb the universe?”

Moderator: Radwa El Barouni (UT Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Studies)

3:45–4:00pm Break

4:00–5:30pm Linguistics Keynote Address

Dr. Charles Häberl, Rutgers University
About the Chaldaeans: August Ludwig von Schlözer and the Discovery of Semitic

5:30–6:00pm Closing Remarks

 

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