The first of two events in the series Remnants of the Iraq Wars: Iraqi Literature Twenty Years after 9/11
The aftermath of September 11th 2001, which brought about the “war on terror” and the invasion of Iraq, also led the destruction of the Iraqi state and its social structure. Authors Sinan Antoon, Dunya Mikhail, Adnan Al-Sayegh, Jenny Lewis, and scholar Haytham Bahoora meet to read from their work and discuss how Iraq in contemporary literature ‘writes back’ in the face of destruction and assaults on culture.
The discussion addresses notions of corporeality and memory in terms of both the body of the text – a space for experimentation and venture into new genres and trends – and as the literary representations of the body – which can be read as a technique of epistemic disobedience establishing anticolonial redefinitions of gender, self, beauty, and pain.
Chaired by Hanan Jasim Khammas, Visiting Doctoral Scholar at the Centre for Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London
For the second event in the series Remnants of the Iraq Wars: Iraqi Literature Twenty Years after 9/11, see Aftermath Bodies: Corporeality in Contemporary Iraqi fiction. Attendance is free but booking is essential.
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|7 Sep 2021||4:00pm - 6:15pm|
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