Refiguring Loss: Jews Remembered Through Amazigh/Arabic Cultural Memory

Refiguring Loss: Jews Remembered through Arabic/Amazigh Cultural Memory is a daylong, public workshop that brings together scholars of literature and film from North Africa and the Middle East. Through their engagement with literary and cinematographic works that emerged the predominantly Arabic-speaking world, the participants will discuss how novelists and filmmakers from these areas depict the loss of their Jewish co-citizens in the last sixty years. Ranging from the loss of economic opportunity and cultural diversity to the loss of democracy and plural societies, Jewish emigration from North Africa and the Middle East has had far-reaching consequences, which the workshop will highlight and discuss for an entire day.”

Organized by Brahim El Guabli, Williams College.

  • Ella Shohat, New York University
  • Mostafa Hossein, University of Southern California
  • Ahmad Abdalla, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Katharine Halls, Birmingham University
  • Sarah Irving, Linnaeus University
  • Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad, Cambridge University
  • Amir Moosavi, Rutgers University

This conference has been supported by generous funding from The Oakley Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies, the Gaudino Fund, Program in Jewish Studies, Comparative Literature Program, and the Davis Center.

If you have any questions, please contact Brahim El Guabli ([email protected]) and Krista Birch ([email protected])
Friday, April 26 from 8:30 am to 6 pm | Oakley Center