Co-hosted by Hanan Natour (Freie Universität Berlin) and Mohamed-Salah Omri (University of Oxford) and funded by the Dahlem Junior Host Project
It aims to explore modern Tunisian literatures in the facets of all the country’s languages and traditions – from Arabic to Francophone, from fusḥā to dārijah, from written to oral. The workshop is intended to be subsequently developed into an English-language edited volume on Modern Tunisian Literatures whose ambition it is to set the ground for an in-depth debate focusing on the literary voices of a society thus far studied predominantly for its other facets, including politics, economics, and international relations. The original contributions by the invited speakers specialising in Tunisian literatures will explore the specificities of Tunisian literature in the modern period, i.e., its multilingualism between Arabic, French, and the Tunisian dialect, its political awareness, the fluid development of its different genres, and its different literary historical periods from the end of French colonialism to the contemporary democracy.
Time & Location
Sep 29, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Raum KL 32/123 - Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin