Monday, 29 September 2014

University of Birmingham
Department of Modern Languages
Arabic Section

Sponsored by the British Academy

Narrating and Translating Rape/ Violence in Wartime: The Role of Language(s)

Dates: Thursday 9th  and Friday 10th  October 2014
Location: University of Birmingham, School of Arts and Music, Department of Modern Languages, Arabic Section, Birmingham B15 2TT

All enquiries to: Dr. Anissa Daoudi, Modern Languages, Arabic Section

Narrating and Translating Rape/ Violence in Wartime: The Role of Language(s)

Breakdown of the two days:

Day One
09:30 – 10:00
Arrival and Registration
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:00
Keynote speech
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 13:00
Panel One
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Panel Two
16:00 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:30
Book Readings from Arabic Literature:
-         Fadhila al Farouq - Ta’a al Khajal  تاء الخجل
-         Inam Bioud -  Assamek la yubali السمك لا يبالي
17:30 – 
Dinner at Winterbourne House, University of Birmingham

Day One

Keynote Speech - Prof Karima Bennoune

Prof.  Karima Bennoune is a professor of international law at the University of California – Davis School of Law.

Panel One – Narrating Rape in Algeria in the 1990’s

Ms. Wassyla Tamzali
Algerian writer, a former lawyer and head of women’s rights at UNESCO

La violence contre les femmes entre le discours religieux et les politiques familiales dans les pays dits musulmans.

Ms. Bedjaoui Meriam (University of Algiers):
Readings in Maissa Bay’s work about rape in the 1990’s

Ms. Rym Ouartsi (Kings College London):
Surveying language, gender and violence through La Harem de Madame Osmane, Rachida, and Barakat!

Panel Two – Sexual Violence and the Arab Spring
Prof. Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham):
The Propaganda of Violence in the Syrian Conflict

Ms. Balsam Awni (University of Birmingham):
Translating Jihad Al Nikah in Syria and Iraq: a Linguistic interpretations of Jihad Al Nikah and Al Sabi

Ms. Sahar Mediha Al-Naas (University of Exeter):
Sexual Violence and the Exclusion of Women in the New Gendered Libyan State

Mr. Muman Saleh (University of Birmingham):
Rape in the Libyan Arab Spring: cases of silences

Readings From Arabic Literature: Facets of Rape in the 1990’s

1.     Ms. Fadhila al Farouq: Reading from Ta’a al Khajal  تاء الخجل

2.     Ms Inam Bioud: Reading from Assamek la yubali السمك لا يبالي

Dinner at Winterbourne House, Birmingham University

Day Two
09:30 – 10:15
Keynote Speech
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
Panel One
12:00 – 13:00
Round Table Discussion
13:00 – 14:00

Keynote Speech - Prof Amel Grami

Panel One – Gender and War
Ms. Imen Coso Ayari (Essex University): 
Silencing women/rape and sexual violence as a systematic weapon of war

Ms. Elham Manea (Zurich University):
The Arab Uprisings and Transitional Justice from a Gender Perspectives

Round Table Discussion

Prof. Zahia Salhi (Manchester University)

Dr. Berny Sebe (University of Birmingham)
Dr. Anissa Daoudi (University of Birmingham)
Prof. Mohamed Salah Omri (Oxford University)