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Lecture: “What can the Digital Humanities Learn from Arabic literature in Translation?” with Dima Ayoub (Middlebury College)

March 19, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Dima Ayoub is an Assistant Professor of Arabic and C.V. Starr Junior Faculty Fellow in International Studies at Middlebury College where she was also the former director of the Middle East studies program. Her book manuscript Paratext and Power: Modern Arabic Literature in Translation rewrites the social and cultural history of modern Arabic literature in translation by centering the role of publishers, translators and paratexts, in addition to writers. She specializes in translation studies, gender and postcolonial studies. Parallel to her book project, Dr. Ayoub is developing a digital archive of modern Arabic literature in English, French, German and Spanish translation. Her most recent publications appeared in the Journal of Translation Studies, the Journal of Arabic Literature, Middle Eastern Literatures and in the edited collection, Multilingual Literature as World Literature with Bloomsbury.


Moderated by Sean Swanick, Librarian for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Duke University.


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Sponsored by Duke Middle East Studies Center, Duke Libraries, and Duke Islamic Studies Center.


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March 19, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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