Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature talk by Dartmouth's Tarek El-Ariss

April 10, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Tarek El-Ariss, associate professor and chair of Middle Eastern studies at Dartmouth College, will present “Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

El-Ariss’ research interests include contemporary Arabic literature, culture and media; comparative literature and critical theory; and digital and visual culture. He is the author of “Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political” (2013) and “Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age” (2018), and editor of “The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda” (2018).

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.

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This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for Global Studies, and the Center for Humanities and Information.

Last Updated April 19, 2019