AMESALL Department Seminar
Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:30am - 01:00pm
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Speaker: Benjamin Koerber, Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Rutgers University

Talk Title: “Reading Conspiracy in Cairo”

Talk Abstract:  Conspiracy Theory in the Arab world has come to be associated with the rhetoric of Islamist extremists and authoritarian regimes. Yet its principle tropes - omnipotent secret societies, impending apocalypse, heroes who crack codes - have recurred in Arabic literature as well. A number of Egyptian authors have crafted potent narratives of conspiracy that have remained unexamined until now.

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