Re-framing Orientalism: The Afterlife of Cinema in Colonial Algeria

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Michael Allan is an assistant professor and director of graduate studies in comparative literature at University of Oregon, where he is also on the program faculty for cinema studies and Arabic. His research focuses on colonialism, secularization and the formation of modern textual practices in Africa and the Middle East, primarily in French, Arabic and English. Rescheduled from December 11. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 473
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, Arabic Program, Cinema Department
Mohammad Salama
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Allan recently served as the guest editor of a special issue of Comparative Literature, “Reading Secularism: Aesthetics, Literature, Religion,” and has published articles on a range of topics: religion and sexuality in The Yacoubian Building, the problem of address in world literature (awarded the A. Owen Aldridge Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association), language in the writings of Frantz Fanon, and contemporary Lebanese video art. He is at work on his second book, Picturing the World: The Global Routes of Early Cinema, a study that traces the travels of the Lumière Brothers camera operators across North Africa and the Middle East from 1896 to 1903.


Michael Allan