EUME Berliner Seminar
Mi 01 Apr 2020 | 17:00–18:30

Murals and Poetics of Commemoration in Rural Chiapas and Palestine

Amal Eqeiq (Williams College / EUME Fellow 2019/20), Chair: Hanan Toukan (EUME-CNMS Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2019–22 / Bard College Berlin)

This talk will offer a comparative reading of indigeneity in Chiapas and Palestine through a critical investigation of how murals, as well as rural archives, articulate a poetics of commemoration. 

Amal Eqeiq is Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies and Comparative Literature at Williams College. She is currently working on her manuscript, Indigenous Affinities: Comparative Study in Mayan and Palestinian Narratives. Her interdisciplinary research includes modern Arab literature, popular culture, Palestine Studies, feminism(s), performance studies, translation, indigenous studies in the Americas, the Global South, literary history, hip‐hop, critical border studies, and decoloniality. She contributed to the Contemporary Levant Journal, The Routledge Companion to World Literature and World History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies, MadaMasr and Jadaliyya, among others. She received several awards, including a writing residency at Hedgebrook, the Dean’s Medal in Humanities from the University of Washington, and PARC NEH/FPIRI research fellowship. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington (2013). Eqeiq also keeps a Facebook blog called “Diaries of a Hedgehog Feminist.” During 2019/2020, Eqeiq is an affiliated EUME Fellow associated with the Lateinamerika-­Institut of Freie Universität Berlin.

In accordance with the measures against the spread of the coronavirus, this seminar session will be held internally via remote access.

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