2007, Fri, Dec 07

DI/VISIONS: Opening

Lecture, reading, concert

Tareq Abdallah

Tareq Abdallah

A lecture given by Sami Zubaida: ”Class, Religion and Ethnicity: Fragments of the Nation“

A reading given by the poets Tamim Al-Bargouthi and Sinan Antoon

A concert featuring oud player Tarek Abdallah

Screening of the filmed conversations



Praticipants

Tarek Abdallah: composer and oud player, Cairo/Marseilles

Sinan Antoon: poet, novelist and cultural scientist; teaches at the Gallatin School, New York University. He was born in Bagdad and lives in New York (I'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody, City Light Books, San Francisco, 2007)

Tamim Al-Barghouti: a Palestinian poet and political scientist. He lives and works in Cairo. Fellow of the research programme Europe in the Middle East. – The Middle East in Europe 2007/08.

Sami Zubaida: emeritus professor of political science and sociology at Birbeck College, London (Islam, the People and the State: Political Ideas and Movements in the Middle East, IB Taurus, London 1993)