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Arts and Sciences Lecture Series - Dr. Summer Loomis
Broadening reading to include more Arabic creative writing
11/04/2017
The Arts and Sciences Lecture Series hosted Dr. Summer Loomis, Assistant professor of Middle Eastern Studies, who presented “The International Prize for Arabic Fiction and Recent Arabic Creative Writing."

The talk, which touched on some of the controversy surrounding the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), included some highlights of the prize’s short history, and offer suggestions for those interested in broadening their reading to include more Arabic creative writing.
 
 
Abstract
Although Arabic creative writing has a long and respected history, there is a danger in this era of globalization that interest in Arabic writing will shrink in comparison to interest in English writing, especially since the number of Arabic readers is now smaller than readers who use English to access texts. With the introduction of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) in 2007, Arabic novelists gained an important form of international recognition. In addition, one of the goals of the IPAF is to encourage publishing houses to translate Arabic winners’ and nominees’ work so that they may enjoy a broader readership. However, the prize has not been completely uncontroversial. 
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