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Lecture: Dr. Gonzalo Fernandez Parilla: “Constructing Moroccan Literature: Beyond Borders and Languages”


Dr. Gonzalo Fernandez Parrilla, professor of Arabic from the University of Madrid, will speak on “Constructing Moroccan Literature: Beyond Borders and Languages.”  He is an expert translator, an authority on modern Moroccan literature, and the author of La literatura marroquí contemporánea, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha 2006.  He is the editor or coeditor of numerous volumes including  Du pareil au même: l’auteur face à son traducteur (Université Saint Joseph (Lebanon), 2002), Autobiografía y literatura árabe (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2002), Remembering for Tomorrow/Se rapeller demain (European Cultural Foundation, 2000), Orientalismo, exotismo y traducción (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha , 2000), El Magreb y Europa. Literatura y traducción (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 1999), Pensamiento y circulación de las ideas en el Mediterráneo (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 1997).   In 2012, he served on the selection committee for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (the Arabic Booker Prize).


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Sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10pm – 11pm GMT (no daylight saving)
Room 4003 FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-CH (map)