Canceled: An International Conference: MOHAMED CHOUKRI

April 3, 2020 - 9:00am
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Convener: Jonas Elbousty, Yale University
9:35 - 9: 50 Opening remarks: Jonas Elbousty and Gretchen Head
10:00 - 11:45 Readings of the Autobiographical Trilogy
Chair: Shawkat Toorawa, Yale University
Respondent: Jill Jarvis, Yale University
Samantha Grayman, Yale University: “A Raw Account of Power in Choukri’s For Bread Alone and Streetwise”
Mbarek Sryfi, University of Pennsylvania: “Negotiating Space: Reclaiming the Spatial Gender Boundaries
of Tangier in Mohamed Choukri’s Novel Wujuh”
Ian Campbell, Georgia State University: “Sex Work was Hiring: Prostitution as Economic Critique in
For Bread Alone and Mohamed Zafzaf’s The Woman and the Rose”
2:00 - 3:45 Revisiting Choukri, Bowles, and the Infamous Translation
Chair: Jonas Elbousty, Yale University
Respondent: Samuel Hodgkin, Yale University
Touria Khannous, Louisiana State University: “Cross Cultural (Mis)-Communication in the Collaborative
Work of Mohamed Choukri and Paul Bowles”
Hanan Bennoudi, Ibn Zohr University:
“Translating Mohamed Choukri: Between Manipulation and Rewriting”
Qussay M. Al-Attabi, Kenyon College: “Translation and Cultural Appropriation:
Paul Bowles’s Translation of Choukri’s For Bread Alone”
4:00 - 5:45 Situating Choukri and his Work
Chair: Sultan Al-Qassemi, Boston College
Respondent: Gretchen Head, Yale- NUS College
Samuel England, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Brunch with Zailachi:
Gestures toward the Middle Class in Choukri’s Career”
Anouar El Younssi, Oxford College of Emory University: “Mohamed Choukri:
A Rebellious Voice that Intersects with the Countercultural Writings of the Beat Generation”
Natalie Khazaal, Georgia Institute of Technology: “Mohamed Choukri:
Resisting Ideological Appropriation and the Poetics of Apostasy”
5:45 - 6:00 Concluding remarks