Jil Jadid 2015

Conference Program

Thursday 2/26

6:30pm Pre-conference Happy Hour

The Hole in the Wall (Or, rain location: Austin’s Pizza)

Friday 2/27/2015
Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.120 Meeting Room

9:30-11:00 Rethinking Arabic Varieties
moderator: Emilie Zuniga

Lizz Huntley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Preparing Students for the Future: Integrating Dialect and Standard into the Arabic Foreign Language Classroom

Cheng-Wei Lin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
A Corpus-Based Study on the Treatment of Objects in Arabic

Thomas Leddy-Cecere, University of Texas at Austin
Macro-level Subgroups in Arabic Dialectology: The case of Egypto-Sudanese

Phillip Stokes, University of Texas at Austin
On Arabic Historical Linguistics – New Perspectives and Principles

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:45 Rhetoric, Phonology, and Gibberish
moderator: Christopher Rose

Reema Barakat, University of Texas at Austin
ISIS’ Arabic Register

Michael Mendoza, University of Texas at Austin
Recurring Themes in Gulf Arabic Dramatic TV

Christen Madsen II, City University of New York
[χa χa χa]: Experimental investigation of sources of “gibberish” Arabic

12:45-1:45 Lunch & Break-out Groups

1:45-3:15 Translating More Than Words
moderator: Anna Ziajka Stanton

Reem Mehdoui, University of California, Los Angeles
Between Now and Then: Language, Respect, and the Ideology of Nostalgia in Tunisia

Rama Hamarneh, University of Texas at Austin
Translating the Implied Reader: Gender in Arabic-to-English Translation

Suleiman Hodali, University of California, Los Angeles
Awakening, Profanation, and Creation in Maḥmūd al Masʿadī’s ‘Ḥaddatha Abū Hurayra qāl…’

Marco de Pinto, University of São Paulo
A translation into English of Dün, Bugün, Yarın of Oğuz Atay’s Tutunamayanlar: an “Artistic Integrity” approach

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:20 The Politics of Sexuality/The Sexuality of Politics
moderator: Øyvind Bjoru

Itay Eisinger, University of Texas at Austin
State of Fantasy: Shani Boianjiu and Feminist Militarism

Dima Hanna, University of Virginia
Sexual Politics in Al-Ghitani’s Resalat Al-Basa’er Fe Al-Masa’er: An apparatus of Re-arabizing Westernized Egypt

4:30-5:00 Break, Walk over to Union

: 5:00-7:00 pm Keynote Speech #1
Texas Union Building (UNB) 2.102 Eastwoods Room

5:00-5:15 Welcome Address

5:15 Keynote Address
Dr. miriam cooke, Duke University
“Violence and the New Arabic Novel”

7:00 Conference Banquet
Clay Pit (1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701)

Saturday 2/28
Student Activity Center (SAC) 2.410 Ballroom North

10:30-12:00 Perspectives on Language
moderator: Jason Schroepfer

Mohsen Taraghi Gashti, University of Tehran
An Introduction to T-Coding Method of Learning Vocabulary

Ryan Fan, University of Texas at Austin
Reflexes of Arabic in Egyptian Sign Language

Ethan Cooper, University of Texas at Austin
Subjectivity and Speaker Role in Egyptian Arabic: Evidence from Sentential Modality

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Spatial and Temporal Readings of Literature and Film
moderator: Matthew Lundin

Kyle Gamble, University of Toronto
Beirut as Palimpsest: Transtextuality and Architecture in Rabee Jaber’s Bayrūt Madīnat al-ʿĀlam

Pelle Valentin Olsen, University of Chicago
Idle Days in Baghdad: The Emergence of Bourgeois Time and The Coffee Shop as a Site of Indolence

Zavier Wingham, New York University
Approaching the Urban & Space Through Film in Bahman Ghobadi’s No One Knows About Persian Cats

Laura Fish, University of Texas at Austin
Authenticating the Diasporic Filming Locale: The Lor Girl’s Conflicting Modernities

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Who Speaks? What is Spoken? And How?
moderator: Camille Bossut

Kim Canuette Grimaldi, University of Texas at Austin
The Face as a Site of Oppression and Opposition in Zahra’s Paradise

Radwa El-Barouni, University of Texas at Austin
Decentering & Contestations of Authority in Amīr Tāj al-Sirr’s Ṣāʿid al-Yaraqāt

Esmat Elhalaby, Rice University
“They Shouted, Not ‘Allahu Akbar!’ But ‘Down With Communism!’”: Reading Mu’in Bseiso, Arab Critic of Islamism

Meir Walters, Georgetown University
The Politics of Satire and Censorship in Post-Mubarak Egypt

4:45-5:15 Break

5:15 Keynote Address
Dr. Keith Walters, Portland State University
“From Arab Nationalism to the New Media: Shifting Political and Language Ideologies in the Arab World”