Palestinian writers Najwan Darwish, Randa Jarrar, and Adania Shibli share their work, experiences, and visions, revealing how a literature is both imagined and created under occupation, siege, and exile. This panel discussed moderated by Judith Butler takes place Saturday, May 04, 2013, 3:00pm at The New School: Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th St., New York, NY 10011
Judith Butler is a professor of Comparative Literature and the Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Her forthcoming book is Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (2012). She is also active in gender and sexual politics and human rights, anti-war politics, and Jewish Voice for Peace. She is presently the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities.
Najwan Darwish is one of the foremost poets working in the Arabic language. Darwish’s poetry has been translated into ten languages. In 2009, Hay Festival Beirut39 named him one of the thirty-nine best Arab writers under 40. He is the literary advisor to the Palestine Festival of Literature.