Conference keynote given by Humanities lecturer Dora Carpenter-Latiri
15 Aug 2013
Humanities lecturer Dora Carpenter-Latiri was invited by the British Academy to present a keynote lecture on Tunisian cinema at an international research network conference entitled Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution, held at The University of Manchester earlier this month.
The event was organised by the Council of British Research in the Levant and the British Society for Middle East Studies for scholars in the humanities and social sciences working in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and the wider Middle East region, including Egypt, the Gulf, and North Africa.
Dora Carpenter-Latiri's paper dealt with the reception of Laïcité Inch'Allah and Persepolis films in post-Revolution Tunisia.
Amongst the prestigious guests was Ibrahim Nasrallah, Palestinian poet, novelist, professor, painter and photographer whose novel, The Time of White Horses, was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2009 and Dr Dalia Said Mostafa, Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Literature at the University of Manchester, who is currently focusing on the role of women as digital activists in contemporary Egypt