Cosmopolitanism during the Nahda: Mayy Ziyada in Cairo

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus GC 243

Lecture by Dr. Maya Boutaghou, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Women Studies, FIU. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Boutaghou was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California Los Angeles (in the Center for 'Cultures in Transnational Perspective'), teaching in the Departments of Women's Studies and Comparitive Literature. She completed her dissertation in Comparitive Literature at the University of Limoges (France, 2006) exploring the link between the emergence of the historical novel and the construction of national and cultural identity in four major colonized areas (Australia, Bengal, Egypt, Mexico) at the end of 19th century (Book under contract). She is currently working on a book focused on first women writers in plurilingual contexts (Egypt, Bengal, Mauritius, and Algeria).

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