Professor of Comparative Literature and Poetry at Cairo University, Randa Abu-Bakr, will deliver a lecture on Sunday, 19 April, at the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, entitled "New Historicism".
The lecture is part of a series of talks initiated by the Department of English at Cairo University, as training for the junior staff. The lecture will be in English and is open to public.
Randa Abou-Bakr, born in 1966, is a professor of comparative literature at Cairo University, she has published a number of studies on English literature, Egyptian colloquial poetry, sub-Saharan African literature, comparative literature, cultural theory, and translation. She is the author of The Conflict of Voices in the Poetry of Dennis Brutus and Maḥmūd Darwīsh. (Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2004).
Her most recent research is on “The Role of New Media in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011: Visuality as an Agent of Change,” in Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: A Postcolonial Outlook (New York, Routledge, forthcoming 2012). She was a visiting professor at Freie Universitaet Berlin and the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.
Sunday, 19 April, 4:00pm
Faculty of Arts, Cairo University