Lots going on this week! We’re starting Monday with discussions of the chapter “Cairo: City in Waiting” from Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution. Hopefully those of you who missed class on Friday looked at the slides posted on Friday with some … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Today in class we are talking about Egypt from 1952 to 2013, focusing on the idea of ‘coupvolutions’ and the role of the military in effecting changes in Egypt’s governance. These are the slides we’ll be looking at.
President Obama’s public address on ISIL, Sept. 10, 2014.
These are some upcoming co-curricular events through Friday this week. This semester you’ll have two short reflection papers to write: one on one of the films in the CULF Middle Eastern Film Series (the first one is this Thursday evening), … Continue reading
Khaled Mattawa, Libyan-American poet and recently anointed McArthur Fellow, reading his poem “42 Years” on the occasion of Qadhafi’s capture and murder.
Here are today’s slides.
Friday I promised I would draw up a sample of a blog entry so you could see what the work you’ll be doing each week should look like. Note the adjustments to due dates on the rubrics I circulate, so … Continue reading
Today we’re going to take a close look at the uprising in Tunisia that began in December 2010, as you read in Battle for the Arab Spring p. 64-95. We’ll watch this video by the Tunisian hip-hop artist El Général.
Today in class we’ll look at some of the “revolting conditions” that sparked the uprisings in late 2010 and early 2011.
In class today we are going to start setting up one of the basic pieces of our digital projects: Diigo social bookmarking.