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2014-2015

Spring 2015

Shimenawa & Maypole Festival
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
12:00pm, Cherry Trees, Bendetson Hall
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"Narrating Knowledge: Literature, Storytelling, and Epistemology"
A workshop at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT, 48 Professors Row)
Friday, April 10 — Saturday, April 11, 2015
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An Evening with Sayed Kashua, Award Winning Palestinian-Israeli Author
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6:30pm, Granoff Room M115
Refreshments will be served
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Arab Cyborgs: The Post-Humanist Narrative of Return in al-Shanfarā and Hudā Barakāt
Professor Tarek El-Ariss, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin.
Wednesday January 28, 2015
12.00-1.30pm, Eaton Hall 202
How does one break with the tribe? What kind of violence and cruelty does this break involve? In what way does the position of the outcast or the exile unsettle the dialectics of belonging and interrogate notions of community and the human? This lecture addresses these questions by investigating the trauma of separation and the post-humanist narrative of return in works by al-Shanfarā and Hudā Barakāt. Sponsored by the Tufts Arabic program, co-sponsored by the Center for Humanities at Tufts, the Tufts Colonialism Studies program, and the Tufts Middle Eastern Studies program. For more information please contact Kamran Rastegar.
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Fall 2014

From Messiah to Shaman: Miyazaki's Nausicaä and the Politics of Life
Presented by Susan Napier, Professor of Japanese Literature and Popular Culture
Friday, November 14, 2014
12:00pm, Eaton 124
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Germany: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Lecture by: Roger Cohen, NYT Foreign Editor and Columnist
Thursday November 13, 2014
6:00pm, Crane Room located in Paige Hall
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Palestinian Faculty Perspectives on Gaza
Professors Amahl Bishara, Sa'ed Atshan, & Souhad Zendah
Monday, September 22, 2014
7:30–9:30pm, Cabot 304
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