Country of Words: A Transnational Atlas for Palestinian Literature
Country of Words: A Transnational Atlas for Palestinian Literature is a digital-born project that retraces and remaps the global story of Palestinian literature in the twentieth century, starting from the Arab world and going through Europe, North America, and Latin America. Sitting at the intersection of literary history, periodical studies, and digital humanities, Country of Words creates a digitally networked and multilocational literary history—a literary atlas enhanced. The virtual realm acts as the meeting place for the data and narrative fragments of this literature-in-motion, bringing together porous, interrupted, disconnected, and discontinuous fragments into an elastic, interconnected, and entangled literary history.
The digital platform is based on the research carried out as part of the PalREAD project, led by Refqa Abu-Remaileh, funded by the European Research Council’s Starting Grant, and hosted at the Freie Universität Berlin (2018–23).