Applications of Literary Theory in Literatures of Non-European languages

Programme

9.30-10.00 Professor Gary Xu - University of Illinois (Chinese Studies)
“Left or Right? How Progressive Theoretical Thinking is Misunderstood and Reappropriated in Contemporary China.”

10.00-10.30 Professor Tetz Rooke - Gothenburg University (Middle Eastern Studies)
“Theory in the Teaching of Arabic Literature: Where, When and How?”

10.30-11.00 Professor Stephan Guth - Oslo University (Middle Eastern Studies)
“Theorizing the Global Dimensions of Middle Eastern Literatures: Three Approaches”

11.15-11.45 Professor Gail Ramsay - Uppsala University (Middle Eastern Studies) “An Ecocritical Approach to Arabic Literature”

11.45-12.15 Dr. Tasnim Qutait - Uppsala University (English studies) “Comparative Approaches to Anglophone Arab Literature”

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Dr. Stina Jelbring - Stockholm University (Japanese studies) “Literary Theory in a Comparative Perspective”

14.30-15.00 Professor Kerstin Eksell - Stockholm University/Copenhagen University
(Middle Eastern Studies) “To Study Imagery in Classical Arabic Poetry in a Global Perspective”

15.30-16.00 Dr. Tania Al Saadi - Stockholm University (Middle Eastern Studies)
“Studying Arabic Fiction through Interdisciplinary Approach: Inaccurate Concepts?”

16.00-16.30 Dr. Astrid Ottosson Al-Bitar - Stockholm University
(Middle Eastern Studies) “Why do we read this?: A changing literary scene and Arabic text courses”

16.30-17.00 Concluding discussion
(Each presentation is about 20 min followed by 10 minutes questions and discussion)