Corpse Exhibition: Iraqi Literature after 2003

September 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Sinan Antoon

The American occupation of Iraq produced a boom in dystopian novels and short stories. Trauma from two preceding wars, sanctions, and draconian censorship by the Ba'athist regime flood these works. This symposium brings together writers and scholars to discuss the role of cultural production in reflecting upon the symposium in Iraq after the 2003 US invasion. Symposium ScheduleThursday, Sept 28th | 7:00 PM - East Duke 209Film Screening of AhlaamFriday, Sept 29th | 1:30PM-6:00 PM - East Duke - Pink ParlorIntroduction | Abdul Sattar Jawad - Iraqi Literature under the Ba'athLouis Yako - Poetry ReadingPanel | Chaired by miriam cookeSinan Antoon - writing Iraq after 2003Ikram Masmoudi - The Poetics of SpaceLouis Yako - Death & Exile in Balasim's WritingAmanda Al-Raba'a - Translators, Ethics, and Gender in Iraq War LiteratureReading | Introduced by Nancy ArmstrongSinan Antoon - novelist and author of The Baghdad Eucharist

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