Nevine El Nossery (associate professor in the department of French and Italian) co-edited a special issue with Shereen Abouelnaga of the Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA): “Egypt in focus: creativity in adversarial contexts“. The issue is available online and soon in print, and you can read it here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rala20/current
Contrary to most scholarship on the Egyptian Revolution where concepts of resistance, agency, and subjectivity formation have become the norm, this special volume explores the discontents of the Revolution vis-à-vis art. The twelve contributions assembled in this issue underline the significance of art in reflecting the socio-political nightmarish scene and as an effective way of resisting and grappling with a harsh reality. In this sense, the revolution continues.