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Conferences & lectures

To pass or not to pass: Sayed Kashua and the question of Arab Israeli identity

Date and time
Date & time

November 27, 2018
11:35 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where
Where

McGill University Arts Building
853 Sherbrooke St. West
Room W-20
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0G5

Cost
Cost

This event is free

Speaker(s)
Speaker(s)

Rachel Harris, Sheir Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto

Contact
Contact

Csaba Nikolenyi
514-848-2424 ext. 8721


Sayed Kashua is probably the best-known Arab citizen of Israel. As an author, columnist and screenplay writer, he has made a dramatic impact on the representation of Arabs within mainstream Israeli culture. His characters suffer from discrimination, racism, self-doubt and questions of cultural erasure. This talk will examine the images that pass through his novel Second Person Singular — its adaptation to film A Borrowed Identity and the problems of identity and historical timing.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at 514-848-2424 ext. 8721 or azrieli.institute@concordia.ca.


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