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September 2019

MES Lecture: Dr. Molly Patterson and Christopher Mathews, “Arabic Language Acquisition for BVI (Blind and Vision Impaired) and Dyslexic Students

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Talk Description: Drawing on personal experiences, Dr. Patterson (who is dyslexic) and Mr. Mathews (who is blind) will discuss some of the joys and challenges they faced learning Arabic as a second language. Mr. Mathews and…

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October 2019

MES Lecture: Yael Zerubavel, “Desert in the Promised Land”

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Yael Zerubavel, “Desert in the Promised Land: The Politics and Semiotics of Space in Israeli Culture" Rutgers University The lecture draws on Zerubavel’s new book, Desert in the Promised Land, published by Stanford University Press (2019).…

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November 2019

MES Lecture: Daniel Stolz, “The Ramadan Debates”

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Daniel Stolz, "The Ramadan Debates: Science, Time, and Islamic Law in the Early Twentieth Century." University of Wisconsin-Madison   Talk description: In the early twentieth century, Muslim jurists and activists across the world debated whether…

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December 2019

MES Lecture: Miral Al-Tahawy, “Desert Melodies”

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Miral Al-Tahawy, "Desert Melodies: Bedouin Women's Oral Ghazal Poetry" Arizona State University   About the presenter:  Miral Mahgoub al-Tahawy is an associate professor of Modern Arabic literature, an award-winning Egyptian novelist and short story writer, and an affiliated member of the…

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