New Texts Out Now: Reem Charif, Mohamad Hafeda, and Joumana al Jabri, Creative Refuge
Reem Charif, Mohamad Hafeda, and Joumana al Jabri, Creative Refuge. Washington, DC: Tadween Books, 2014.
‘Disorientation Guide’ Wants to Push Debate About University Life
A mock guide to university life at John Hopkins University, aptly titled the “Disorientation Guide,” was released October 1, prompting debate about its provocative content.
New Book: Creative Refuge
التعليم الأزهري: آفات التعليم العام وجمود مكين
Tadween Spotlight: Gaza
This summer, Gaza dominated the headlines. A rising death toll at the expense of Israel’s weeks long Operation Protective Edge, a death toll that currently stands at over 2,000 killed, once again brought attention to the politics surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the devastation of the Gaza Strip.
First Official Statement by Steven Salaita Concerning His Termination from UIUC
Today’s intellectuals: too obedient?
By Fred Inglis
The Responsibility of Intellectuals, Noam Chomsky’s classic essay, is now approaching its 50th anniversary. His mighty polemic was written as his country, the US, moved deeper and deeper into national and international crisis. The tonnage of high explosive dropped on Vietnam finally exceeded the entire total of Allied bombs dropped on Europe during the Second World War. The American nation’s response to this horrifying display of brute power was a combustible mixture of more-or‑less approving indifference and, especially in the universities, passionate dissent, ardent opposition and, on the part of some thousands of young men awaiting conscription, the criminal, high-minded and public burning of draft cards.
Al-Diwan Roundup: News and Analysis from Publishing and Academia
Al-Diwan brings you the latest news and analysis from the publishing and academic worlds that relate to pedagogy and knowledge production.
The Emails on Salaita
On Friday, officials of the University of Illinois offered their first public explanations of the decision to block the hiring of Steven Salaita. They denied that his criticism of Israel was the reason, and said that they were committed to promoting an atmosphere in which people and ideas are not demeaned.
Scholars Pledge to Boycott UIUC Over the Firing of Steven Salaita
On 6 August, Inside Higher Ed reported that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) had rescinded a job offer to Steven G. Salaita, who was set to begin a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program this month. The article quoted “sources familiar with the university’s decision” as saying that the rescinding of Salaita’s job offer was due to the “tone” of comments that he had made on social media regarding Israel’s most recent attack on Gaza.
رواية كندا لريتشارد فورد
Arab Studies Journal Call for Papers: "Wayn al-Dawleh?" In Search of the Lebanese State
The Arab Studies Journal seeks submissions for a special issue whose premise is the viability of the Lebanese state.
3 في نقد ظاهرة النسويّة الإسلاميّة
2 في نقد ظاهرة النسويّة الإسلاميّة
1 في نقد ظاهرة النسويّة الإسلاميّة
Al-Diwan Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World
Al-Diwan brings you the latest news and analysis in publishing, academia, pedagogy, and knowledge production from across the Arab world.
لويس لونا: قصائد مختارة
New Texts Out Now: Muriam Haleh Davis, The Afterlives of the Algerian Revolution
Muriam Haleh Davis, editor, The Afterlives of the Algerian Revolution. JadMag (June 2014).
Announcing Arab Studies Journal Vol. XXII: Relationship Between Cultural Production and Political Resistance
In “Cultures of Resistance in Palestine and Beyond: The Politics of Art, Aesthetics, and Affect,” Sophie Richter-Devroe and Ruba Salih introduce the imperatives, questions, and ideas that inspired the special issue we are featuring here. Encompassing a broad array of approaches, methodologies, and perspectives, Rania Jawad, Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, Maha Nassar, Helga Tawil-Souri, Miriyam Aouragh, Craig Larkin, Brahim El Guabli, Hanan Toukan, and Yazid Anani each take on the relationship between cultural production and political resistance.