The Conditions of Possibility: Democracy, Security, and Futurity in Post-Coup Cairo

Dr. Ian Alan Paul (Al-Quds Bard College, Abu Dis, Palestine) 9 June 2017 Martin Harris Building – JOHN CASKEN THEATRE The University of Manchester 14:00-16:00   Ian Alan Paul is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. His practice encompasses experimental documentary, critical fiction, and media art, aiming to produce novel conditions for the exploration of contemporary politics and aesthetics in […]

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A Conference in Cairo

Yasmin El-Rifae June 12th, 2015, Muftah I walked through downtown Cairo on a quiet Friday morning in March 2015, late to a conference I had helped organize and a little bit anxious. The conference was about the political importance of translation – of language and concepts – in connecting protest movements to one another and allowing them to be narrated […]

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Pedagogies of Revolt: Translating Egypt in Flux

26 March 2015 Salle des thèses Bernard Maris, Espace Deleuze Université Paris 8 – Vincennes-Saint-Denis One of the most remarkable accomplishments of the revolutionary spirit in Egypt since January 2011 has manifested itself in an unprecedented production and proliferation of cultural materials, whether written, oral, visual, or performative, all of which have decidedly remapped and redefined not just the contours […]

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Globalizing dissent, Egyptian civil society, and the limits of translation

By Ahmed Refaat Mada Masr, 15 March 2015 I first heard Mona Baker two months ago in a workshop organized by the Imaginary School Program at Beirut, the art space not the city. It was called: “Prefigurative politics and creative subtitling.” During the three-hour event, Baker briefly summed up what she discusses more elaborately in her research project, “Translating the Egyptian […]

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MENA REGION: POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Call for Papers: The 21stAnnual Research Conference March 16-18th, 2015 The American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt Conference Website: http://conf.aucegypt.edu/AUC2015 Conference Email: auc.conf2015@aucegypt.edu   Introduction The American University in Cairo (AUC) is hosting its annual conference on the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region post-2015 development agenda. AUC is the region’s premier English-language university connecting the region and the […]

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