SAMLA 87, November 13-15, 2015; New Narratives of 9/11: Conspiracy, Terror, and Change

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Panel Chair: Levin Arnsperger; Conference Organization: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, assumed significance for Arabs and Muslims not solely on account of the sheer magnitude of the disaster, that is the extent of the destruction and the number of victims. Rather, Arabs and Muslims have faced repercussions of the attacks in their own, extended communities, for instance discrimination and racial profiling in the U.S. and war and civil strife in Iraq. This panel seeks to illuminate how Arabs and Muslims have been represented in literature and other arts after the events of 9/11 - and how they have represented themselves. How is terrorism, how are conflicts in the Middle East addressed? What is the place of Islam in the texts? Papers on American and non-American works are welcome. By June 1, 2015, please send abstracts of 300 words or less and a brief bio to Levin Arnsperger, Emory University, at [NOTE: Abstracts for this regular session will be accepted until June 12, 2015]