Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture

deadline for submissions: 
September 25, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Coventry University

A one-day interdisciplinary conferenceCoventry UniversityThe conference is now postponed to other date (TBD). This is due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and current circumstances. 

Keynote Speakers

The conference will bring academics and researchers together to discuss the current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Arab literature written in the English Language. The scope of the conference encompasses all forms of literary production such as poetry, fiction, memoirs and autobiographies. We encourage participants to present papers about literary works produced in English by Arab authors or authors of Arab origin. The conference has a special focus on how several (but not all) of the most established and most promising Arab writers have negotiated the multidirectional and transnational exigencies that inform their narratives and writings produced in English. The Conference papers could address but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Gender Issues in the Contemporary Era
  • Cultural Negotiation/Translation and Multiculturalism
  • Modernity vs Tradition
  • Postcolonial Inquiries and East-West Dialogues
  • Politics and Political Narratives
  • Racial and Ethnic Identities
  • Diasporic Space and Space of Diaspora
  • Migration and Migrancy
  • Strategies of Empowerment and Resistance
  • Memory of Place and Place of Memory
  • Rewriting the Middle East

You are invited to submit abstracts for 15-minute paper presentations by 09/25/2020.
See the Call for Papers. More details in the conference website:

Please read the guidelines and use the abstract template.

  • The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words and use the abstract template.
  • Your submission should be in English.
  • A brief biography of the presenting author should accompany the abstract.
  • Once you have prepared your abstract using the template please send to Ishak Berrebbah
  • You will be notified whether or not your abstract has been accepted by 10/01/2020
  • Queries should be directed to Ishak Berrebbah

There will be an award for best paper/presentation at the end of the conference. Criteria are based on originality of content, quality of delivery, and contribution to the conference.