19th November - 23rd November, 2018
CMES will be at the Lund Graduate fair on Thursday (22nd November), 16:00-18:00 at LUX, Helgonavägen 3, Lund, with details about our MA Programme. For more information see here or the Facebook event here.
This Wednesday (21st) at 12:00, Visiting Research Fellow Nisa Göksel will present her paper "Encounters, Networks, and Conflicts: Kurdish Women’s Activism in Diyarbakır". In it, she asks how do Kurdish women aspire to ideal revolutionary womanhood while living the lives of activists? In answering this question, this paper turns to the site of activist politics in the city of Diyarbakır to examine the ways in which activist women work to put into practice the revolutionary ideals and qualities represented by the guerrilla woman. Whereas activist subjectivity is formed within a realm of temporary and fluid networks as well as daily risks and uncertainties, revolutionary womanhood is imagined and performed on the basis of “eternal” values of self-sacrifice and love for the nation. For more information see the Facebook event here.
Last week at CMES (12th November - 16th November)
On Tuesday 13th at 12:00, Visiting Research Fellow Katrine Scott, Department of Gender Studies Lund University, gave a lecture entitled "Temporalities of Middle-Classness in between Peace and War - University Students in Iraqi Kurdistan". This talk focused on temporalities of middle-classness among university students in urban Iraqi Kurdistan. Drawing on ethnographic research in the city of Sulaimani, in the relatively peaceful moment of 2012, the talk grasps the ambivalent position of young adult university students at the crossroads between their memories of war and political conflict and their dreams of a peaceful and successful middle-class future. For more information see the Facebook event here.
On Wednesday 14th at 12:00, Visiting Research Fellow Sabah Ghandour, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Balamand in Lebanon, presented her paper "Literary commitment in Elias Khoury's The Broken Mirrors: Sinalcol". Her paper investigates the notion of committed literature, and suggests that Khoury's novel through dealing with taboo topics in Arabic literature can be considered a different type of committed literature than the one proposed by earlier generations of writers who followed the dogma of Jean Paul Sartre. For more information see the Facebook event here.
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