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AIAS Seminar: Jihan Zakarriya, AIAS Fellow

Modern Arabic Literature: Ecocritical Readings of Politics of Violence and Subjugation

Info about event


Monday 10 May 2021,  at 10:15 - 11:30


The AIAS Auditorium, if possible. Virtually, if not.

The talk is streamed via Zoom. Join URL: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/64784868158 to attend.    

Speaker: Jihan Zakarriya, AIAS Fellow and Assistant Professor


This presentation examines how Arabic novel engages with aspects of violence, subjugation and resistance that both have marked recent political transitions in different Arabic countries including Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria and Egypt. Taking an ecocritical perspective on Arabic novel, my presentation specifically considers the systematic interconnections between gendered and environmental violence on the one side and the armed political-religious struggle over power and resources within different Arabic contexts on the other.   

Short bio

Jihan Zakarriya completed a PhD in English and Comparative literature at Cardiff University and a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her research interests are 20th and 21st century English and Arabic literature, gender and violence in the Middle East. Critical theories (feminism, postcolonial studies, contrapuntalism, ecofeminism and ecocriticism).     

See Jihan Zakarriya's project at AIAS

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.