Program

THURSDAY, MARCH 27 | NELSON MUSIC ROOM | EAST CAMPUS

7:30 pm           Performance:  “The Voice of the Free Syrian Children”

Malek Jandali, Composer and Pianist | Featuring a Chorus of Duke Students

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 28 | VON CANON ROOM | BRYAN CENTER | WEST CAMPUS

8:30 am        Coffee and Check-in

9:00 am        Welcome and Opening Remarks

Professors Miriam Cooke, Duke | Ellen McLarney, Duke | Charlie Kurzman, UNC-CH

9:30 am        I.  Dissident Creativity Under Presidents for Life

Chair: Walter Mignolo, Literature, Duke University

“Haitian Revolution,” Deborah Jenson, Romance Studies, Duke University 

“Evasive Dissidence in Contemporary Iraqi Fiction Writing” Zaid N. Mahir, Arabic, University of Missouri-Columbia

 “The Peaceful Syrian Revolution” Malek Jandali, Composer/Pianist

11:00 am       Coffee break

11:30 am       II.  Performance

“Collective Performance”  Hayv Kahraman, Iraqi Artist 

12:00 pm       Lunch/Intermission

1:30 pm          III.  Film

“Wonderland” Halil Altindere, Turkish Artist/Filmmaker

2:00 pm          IV.  Art and Activism

Chair: Claudia Koonz, History, Duke University

“Theater Inside the Church: Dramatizing Identity for the Coptic Minority in Egypt” Mohammed Albakry, English and Applied Linguistics, Middle Tennessee State University

“Gezi Resistance: 1968 or a Whole New World?” Süreyyya Evren, Turkish Writer/Activist

“Reclaiming Bahrain” Amal Khalaf, Assistant Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London

3:30 pm          Coffee break

4:00 pm          V.  If I Can’t Dance, It’s Not My Revolution Roundtable

Chair: Ellen McLarney, Asian & Middle East Studies, Duke University

Sinan Goknur, Media Arts & Sciences Program, Duke University

Anna Kipervaser, Experimental & Documentary Arts, Duke University

Karim Wissa, Literature, Duke University

Safa al-Saeedi, Asian & Middle East Studies, Duke University

Layla Quran, Global Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

Courtney Murray, Asian & Middle East Studies, Duke University

Rosie Williams, Asian & Middle East Studies, Duke University 

5:30 pm          Conclude for the day

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 29 | ROOM 240 | JH FRANKLIN CENTER

8:30 am        Coffee and Check-in

9:00 am        VI. Art, Revolutions, and the Ethics of Alternative Social Projects

Chair: Erdağ Göknar, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University

“Hybrid Regimes, Hybrid Social Movements, and Chaos: Post-Arab Spring Conditions,” Abdelhay Moudden, Political Science, Mohamed V University in Rabat, Morocco   

“Scarabs, Buraqs and Wings: Egyptian Identity in the Street Art of the Revolution” Basma Hamdy, Graphic Design, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

“The Politics of Gender and Dignity in Post-Uprising Syrian Television Drama” Rebecca Joubin, Arab Studies, Davidson College

10:45 am        VII.  Vision Out Of Chaos

Chair: Pedro Lasch, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University

 “A Tent for Henrik Ibsen: Working on Transition Culture in Libya” Khaled Mattawa, English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“On the Matter of Greece” Stephanie Bailey, Managing Editor of Ibraaz, www.ibraaz.org

“Spaces for Time: Aesthetics, Politics, and Subjectivity in Lebanon” Shea McManus, Anthropology & International Studies, North Carolina State University

12:15 pm       Wrap-up and Closing Remarks