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Body, Medicine, And Feminism: The Life And Work Of Nawal El Saadawi

On April 7th and 8th, an international conference called Umran took place in collaboration with Duke University and several organizations, in memory of Nawal El Saadawi. Professor Miriam Cooke played a crucial role as an advisory member, connecting Umran with Duke University and other organizations to amplify the voice and preserve the legacy of Nawal El Saadawi, who dedicated her life to fighting for justice and humanity.

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | APRIL 7 & 8, 2022 Duke University | Registration: https://duke.is/nyrw7 THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022 KEYNOTE 10 am EST (7 PST, 5 Cairo) “Reading Nawal Zaynab’s Mind in The Death of His Excellency,” Shereen Abouelnaga | Cairo University THE FEMINIST SUBJECT 11:30 – 1:30 pm EST • Mohamed Tonsy (U. of Edinburgh), “How Nawal El Saadawi’s Narrative Structures Liberate Text from kitabat al-jasad” • Jessica Frazier (U. of Rhode Island), “Challenging Feminist Stereotypes: Nawal El Saadawi’s Creation of Transnational Solidarity in the1970s and 1980s” • Lucinda Carspecken (Indiana U.), “Real and Imagined Lives: Immediacy, Possibility and Rebellion in the Memoirs of Nawal El Saadawi” FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022 WRI/RIGHTING THE BODY 10-12 pm EST • Cheryl Toman (U. of Alabama), “Reconciliation and Healing in Saadawi’s Two Women in One” • Ibrahim Fawzy (Fayoum U., Egypt), “On Docility and Corporeality: Female Bodies as Sites of Torture and Resistance in Nawal El Saadawi’s Prison Memoir” • Asmaa Mansour (Tulane U), “Toward an Arab Woman Conocimiento: A Psycho-Sexual Political Approach to Memoirs of a Woman Doctor (1957) and Walking through Fire (2002)” • Suja Sawafta (U. of Miami), “El Saadawi and Fanon: Towards a Medical Ethics of Socio-Political Liberation” WRAP-UP SESSION 12:15-1:00 pm EST • miriam cooke (Duke U.) • Hind Ahmed Zaki (UCONN)

Conference Sponsors: Duke University Middle East Studies Center, UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, Duke Department of Asian & Middle East Studies, Association of Middle East Women’s Studies, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, UCONN Humanities Institute, The University of Alabama, Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP), Indiana U., Bloomington, Feminist Research Collective (FRC), and UMRAN Green Perspective Foundation.
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Zoom ID: 985 5894 7750
Meeting Link: https://duke.zoom.us/w/98558947750?tk=Tx6_ox1LbhHSYhmgRULJQcpbRaqQb1IDb_C0W6LbZTM.DQMAAAAW8pIxphZQMjhhUzQxQlFCbUE5R0ZiZjl3bXFRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Time and Date:
Apr 7, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (7:30 PM India Time= 3:00 PM London Time= 5:00 Istanbul Time)
Apr 8, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (7:30 PM India Time= 3:00 PM London Time= 5:00 Istanbul Time)