The CLCS Global Arab and Arab American forum is interested in works of the Arab diaspora, including the cultural production of Arab American and global Arab writers. The category “Global Arab” allows for a broad conceptualization of diasporic and multilingual work situated within the various national, ethnic, religious, and cultural contexts of the Arab world and the Middle East. The designation “Arab American” is linked to the category “Global Arab” yet deserves special attention as a distinct subfield within American literature that engages with the discourses of race and ethnicity in the United States as well as with the history of Arab and Middle Eastern migrations to the Americas.

4/20 – Global South Cinephilias: A Virtual Roundtable

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    Rielle Navitski

    Global South Cinephilias: A Virtual Roundtable

    Wednesday, April 20, 4:30 – 6:00 pm EDT

    Register in advance here (required):

    The idea of cinema as an art is one born of cinephilia. While the term simply means “love of cinema,” cinephilia sets itself apart from the average film fan’s love of stars, spectacle, and popular genres, seeking out more challenging and complex pleasures. Like the art cinema it promotes, cinephilia has long been viewed as a mostly Euro-American phenomenon, a perception that has obscured rich traditions of film appreciation in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the innovative films they have generated. This virtual roundtable on Global South cinephilias illuminates these fascinating and little-known film cultures.


    Rachel Gabara (University of Georgia)

    Rochona Majumdar (University of Chicago)

    Suja Sawafta (University of Miami)

    Samhita Sunya (University of Virginia)

    Moderator: Rielle Navitski (University of Georgia).

    Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts’ Interdisciplinary Modernism Workshop at the University of Georgia.

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