Najat Rahman

Najat Rahman
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dates de séjour

15/09/2014 - 17/07/2015

discipline

Littérature

Fonction d’origine

Professeure

Institution d’origine

Université de Montréal (Canada)

pays d'origine

Canada

projet de recherche

In the Wake of the Poetic: Palestinian Diasporic Artists After Darwish

My proposed research aims to produce an interdisciplinary analysis of the theory, aesthetics, and politics of Palestinian diasporic cultural production in the last two decades in light of its significant presence on the international scene, and following on the heels of the immense influence of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry that had dominated Palestinian culture for decades. The 1990’s have heralded a new period of creativity in the wake of the Oslo Accords, and “as a result of the decentralization of the Palestinian political scene.” (Pappé 2005) It traces the influence of Darwish’s poetry in language, lyric, performative and visual art forms.I propose an overview of Palestinian art post-Oslo; an interdisciplinary and theoretical examination of Palestinian film, visual art, and lyrical expression; a close critical examination of the works of several artists who played a central role in this new wave, such as Suhair Hammad, Elia Suleiman, Hany Abu Assad, Emily Jacir, Sharif Waked. These will provide the basis for a book and a workshop accompanied by film screenings.This project represents a significant and innovative contribution since this will be the first substantial study to account for this wave of experimentation that has emerged post- Oslo in the Palestinian context and to trace the impact of modern Arabic poetry (specifically that of Darwish) on proliferating art forms. The argument and approach are also innovative (the conceptualization of the national through the diasporic; theorizing the multilingual in relation to the intermedial that the diasporic also has spawned); examining the relationship of aesthetics and politics in light of the theoretical contribution of Jacques Rancière (2010).

biographie

Najat Rahman a obtenu son doctorat en littérature comparée de l'Université de Wisconsin-Madison. Avant de joindre le Département de littérature comparée de l'Université de Montréal, ette a été Fulbright Scholar au Liban et a enseigné à James Madison University. Sas travaux de recherche portent sur la ‘littérature sans patrie’, littérature préoccupée par des articulations/désarticulations de ‘chez soi,’ littérature difficile à situer dans un lieu particulier. Cette littérature implique une réflexion sur le plurilinguisme, l’exil, l’héritage culturel, la forme littéraire, la condition littéraire, la politique de l’appartenance, l’appartenance dans un contexte de diaspora et de déplacement perpétuel. Récemment, elle s'est concentrée sur le processus affectif de deuil et les formes de l’humour face à des expériences collectives de perte et de violence.

institut

01/05/2007