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MENA Monday: "Cute Cairo" — A Talk by Adam Talib

When: Monday, January 23, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room, #201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: Lexy Gore   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Global Humanities Initiative (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Few visitors to Cairo would characterize the city as cute. They might call it majestic, overcrowded, dirty, or thrilling, but cute? What does cuteness mean in a place like Cairo and why is it so central to the lives of those who live there? This talk will propose that cuteness is a vector through which we can explore the affective dimension of the current cultural, social, and economic circumstances of the largest city in the Arab World and North Africa.

Adam Talib is assistant professor of classical Arabic literature in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Civilizations at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Co-sponsored with the Global Humanities Initiative.

Lunch served.

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