Section 3: Arabic Studies: Politics, Language and Literature

Date & Time: Saturday, 9.04.2016; 10.00–14.00

Location: Jakobi 2-114

Moderators: Amar Annus (University of Tartu, Estonia), Helen Geršman (Tallinn University, Estonia)

Participants and papers (click on the title for an abstract):

Part 1 (10.00–11.40):

  1. Otto Jastrow (Tallinn University, Estonia) “Research on the Anatolian Arabic Dialects (qəltu Dialects) – an Ongoing Story”
  2. Marcin Michalski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) “Recapturing the Self: Arabs and Islam in Contemporary Arabic Translations of European Literature”
  3. Faruk Abu-Chacra (University of Helsinki, Finland) “Does the Term ‘Arab’ or ‘The Arab Nations’ Refer to any Particular Racial Type?”

Part 2 (12.00–14.00):

  1. Zane Steinmane (University of Latvia, Riga) “The Warring Tribes: Representations of Conflict in the Pre-Islamic Odes of Mu’allaqat
  2. Helen Geršman (Tallinn University, Estonia) “Poetic Features of ʾUsāma ibn Lādin’s Speech of March 28, 2002”
  3. Yossi Mann (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel) “The Saudi Arabia’s New Oil Policy”