American Association of Teachers of Arabic

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American Association of Teachers of Arabic

American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and Arabic literature. The information available here is a sampling of the materials available to AATA members. For information on joining, please click here, or follow the navigation links to the left.

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MESA 53rd Annual Meeting Nov 14-17, New Orleans, LA

5588 Worlding Arabic Literature through Transnational Contexts
Saturday, November 16 (8:30-10:30am)
Room TBA

Organized by Ahmed Idrissi Alami, Purdue U & Sponsored by American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)

  • Chair: Nizar F. Hermes, U Virginia
  • Discussant: Mbarek Sryfi, U Penn


  • Sara Forcella, U Rome - La Sapienza-Scheherazade in Academic Literature: Multidisciplinary and Multi Theory Interpretations in a Global Context.
  • Peiyu Yang, McGill U-Za’ir al-Sin: Translating a Chinese Anti-colonial Struggle for a Nahdawi Context.
  • Rama Alhabian, Cornell U-On al-Shidyāq, the Untranslatable: Writing against Equivalence in the Work of a Nahḍah Intellectual.
  • Nada Ayad, The Cooper Union, "South-South Triangulations: Marriage, Fabric, and Decolonization in Leila Abouleila’s Lyrics Alley."

AATA's General Meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m.. in the same room as AATA's panel

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