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Organised on 28/9/2011 at the University of Jordan in cooperation with the American Embassy in Amman.
Held at the University of Jordan on October 2nd, 2011 and sponsored by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture).
As a PhD student at the University of Manchester, UK, I convened a one-day interdisciplinary workshop on the works of Arab women writers in diaspora under the title: 'Arab Women Writers in Diaspora: Horizons of Dialogue' The event was generously funded by: 1- Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) 2- Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) 3- The University of Manchester (SAGE) the University of Manchester
I served as a convenor of Literature/Arts Exhibition that was held on the sidelines of the Academic Day at the Faculty of Foreign Languages on May 13, 2014.
In this online meeting, Dr. Grima discussed with PhD students enrolled in "Special Topic in World Literature" course two short stories by contemporary Maltese writer Pierre Mejlak, winner of “The European Union Prize for Literature” in 2014.
Dr. Park Byoungju, lecturer at the Korean Section at University of Jordan, delivered a lecture to PhD students enrolled in the "Special Topic in World Literature" course entitled “Korean Literature and Globalization” which focused on two short stories by contemporary Korean writers, Kim Joo-young and Kim Jae-young.
Dr. Ewa Kowal, assistant professor of contemporary literature at the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, delivered a lecture titled "Olga Tokarczuk’s 'Preserves for Life': Transformations, Bizarreness and Monstrosity".
Dr. Katherine Hennessey from Kuwait University ​delivered a lecture titled “Contemporary Arab Adaptations of King Lear” on Thursday 9/12/2021 via MS Teams. The event, which is intended to show and analyze recent adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays by Arab playwrights, was moderated by Prof. Yousef Abu Amrieh and attended by a number of faculty members and graduate students. Dr. Hennessey extensively commented on “Lear, the King of Sculptors” which a play is written and directed by Emirati playwright Hassan Youssef. The discussion also highlighted the changes made by the director to the form and content of Shakespeare’s King Lear.