Symposium! Saturday 21st May

Translating Revolution Program

TRANSLATING REVOLUTION

AUC STUDENT SYMPOSIUM

SATURDAY MAY 21, 2011

The Armenian Room, AUC Tahrir Square

9:30 am-5:30 pm

PROGRAM

9:30             COFFEE

10:00            Introduction: Translating Revolution                                

                   Samia Mehrez

                   Director, Center for Translation Studies

10:30            Moulid El Tahrir: Semiotics of a Revolution  

                   Sahar Keraitim

                   Center for Middle East Studies

11:30            Of Drama and Performance: Transformative                                                               Discourses of the Revolution 

                   Amira Taha

                   Department of Political Science

                   Christopher Combs

                   Center for Middle East Studies

12:30            Signs and Signifiers: Visual Translations of Revolt                  

                   Laura Gribbon

                   International Relations, University of East London

                   Sarah Hawas

                   Department of English and Comparative Literature

1:30- 2:30      LUNCH BREAK

2:30             Al Thawra al Daahika: The Challenges of Translating                                                 Revolutionary Humor

                   Heba Salem

                   Arabic Language Institute       

                   Kantaro Taira

                   Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations

3:30             The Soul of Tahrir: Poetics of the Revolution

                   Lewis Sanders

                   Center for Middle East Studies

                   Mark Visona

                   Journalism and Mass Communication

4:30- 5:30      ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

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About Jan 25 Translators

We are the students of ARIC 402/513 - Translating Revolution, taught by Samia Mehrez at the American University in Cairo.
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