Discussing his recently published book, Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age (Princeton UP 2019), Tarek El-Ariss explores the way modes of confrontation, circulation, and writing shape contemporary knowledge production and critiques of power. Focusing on a new generation of activists and authors from the Arab world and beyond, El-Ariss connects Wikileaks to The Arabian Nights, Twitter to mystical revelation, cyberattacks to pre-Islamic tribal raids, and digital activism to the affective scene-making of Arab popular culture. Tarek El-Ariss is Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College. His research interests include Arabic literature, culture, and art, modernity studies, and comparative literature and critical theory. He is also the author of Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political (Fordham, 2013) and editor of The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda (MLA, 2018).
The DLA is pleased to co-sponsor this event, which is hosted by the IGS Program (Middle East Studies Track)
Date: February 24
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Axinn 229