LINGUIST List 32.381

Mon Feb 01 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Ling & Lit, Translation/Canada

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 30-Jan-2021
From: AATA MESA panel <>
Subject: Middle East Studies Association - AATA Panel - Teaching Arabic Literature in Translation:: Approaches and Objectives
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Full Title: Middle East Studies Association - AATA Panel - Teaching Arabic Literature in Translation:: Approaches and Objectives
Short Title: MESA

Date: 28-Oct-2021 - 31-Oct-2021
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Canada
Contact Person: AATA Panels
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Translation

Call Deadline: 22-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

AATA panel, Teaching Arabic Literature in Translation:: Approaches and Objectives - MESA Conference, October 28, 2021.

While the teaching of language remains the primary goal of many programs of world languages, instructors are increasingly offering courses of literature in English translation to enable students to develop literary and cultural competencies and to promote cross-cultural understanding. In most Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies programs, Arabic Literature in English Translation courses vary in their focus and purpose.

The MESA annual meeting features panels and special sessions on a variety of topics related to Middle East studies. It is complemented by meetings of MESA's affiliated groups, an exciting 4-day film festival, a comprehensive book exhibit featuring the latest books and software in the field, and other informal events.

Call for Papers:

In this AATA panel, we invite researchers and pedagogues to reflect on the approaches they use in teaching Arabic Literature in English Translation and the objectives associated with these courses. This panel aims to address the following questions:

- What criteria dictate the selection of the texts in terms of their genres, content, and historical periods?
- What factors determine the learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment methods associated with these courses?
- What strategies instructors use in order to manage mediation and transfer in texts originally written in Arabic?
- How do instructors address intercultural competence issues?

We invite presenters interested in presenting on any of these or similar issues relevant to this panel topic to send a 300-word abstract and a short bio by March 22, 2021 to While presentations can be in Arabic or English, we encourage presentations in Arabic. Notification of abstract acceptance by April 1, 2021.

For more information on the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA), its publications and activities, please visit:

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