A Tale of Two Revolutions: Popular Culture and Literature in Egypt
The talk explores the body and the production process of popular culture and literature in Egypt during the times of the Jan 25th and June 30th revolutions. The talk will consider political and cultural issues in graffiti, jokes, satire, poetry, popular theatre, and fiction of the period. I will explore how such creative outlets allowed the protesters to forge a community and create a unity capable of overturning the Mubarak and Morsi regimes. In addition, examples of popular culture and literature from the two revolutions will be highlighted to show the articulated identities, agency and experience of the Egyptian population.
Free and open to the public
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30pm
622 Dodge Hall, W. 116th Street and Broadway
Columbia University Morningside Campus