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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 13:43

Mapping Arabic Heritage: Language, Literature and Culture, Past and Present

Call for papers: A joint AUS- BRISMES conference

Date: 14-16 April-2014, The American University of Sharjah (AUS), UAE.
 
Contact Person: Dr. Imed Nsiri, Dr. Mai Zaki
Conference Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Conference web Site: http://www.aus.edu/atsbrismes
The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies (ATS) at the American University 
of  Sharjah, with  the  support  of  the  Center  of  Gulf  Studies  (CGS), and  the  British 
Society  for  Middle  Eastern  Studies  (BRISMES)  invite  submissions  for  paper 
presentations  for  this  event  which  covers  all  areas  related  to  Arabic  heritage, 
including Arabic language and linguistics, literature, culture, translation and Islamic 
studies. Abstracts of original research in the following fields are welcomed:
  1. Theoretical  and  applied  issues  in  Arabic  language  and  linguistics,  including linguistic analysis, Arabic  language  teaching,  Arabic  dialectology,  and  the history of Arabic and its contact with other languages.
  2. Arabic  literature  studies  covering  any  period  from  pre-Islamic  era  to  the present.
  3. Islamic studies and studies on the history and culture of Arab society in any time period.
  4. Theoretical and applied issues in Arabic translation and interpretation.

These topics should only be considered as general guidelines and are not exhaustive. Any paper dealing with Arabic in its linguistic, cultural, literary or translation context will be considered.

Anonymous abstracts, not exceeding 300 words, should be sent by email before 31 st
December 2013 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the name and affiliation written in the 
body of the email. Notification of paper acceptance will be sent via email by end of 
January 2014. Each presentation will be allowed 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes 
for questions and discussion.Beyond the Colloquium
 
Participants  will  be  asked  to  develop  their  papers  further  for  inclusion  in  a  peer-
reviewed conference proceeding. It is intended that selected high-quality papers are to
be  published  by  BRISMES  in  a  special  issue  under  the  title  of  the  conference.  The 
papers accepted can be presented in English or Arabic. 
 
Venue
This  conference  will  be  hosted  by  the  American  University  of  Sharjah. Participants 
must  register  in  order  to  take  part  in  the  conference.  Early  bird registration  fee  is 
$100, starting on 15 th February 2014. Registration on the first day of the conference is 
$125.  This  includes  refreshments  and  lunch  throughout  the  conference  days  and
cultural trips in Sharjah, in addition to the conference dinner on April 14th. 
Please  direct any  inquiries to Dr.  Imed  Nsiri  at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  Dr.  Mai  Zaki  at 
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