Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Jil Jadid 2016

February 26-27, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin

The Department of and Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin are happy to announce the 6th Annual Jil Jadid “New Generation” Conference in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish Literature and Linguistics, a graduate student conference to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 26-27, 2016. This year, we are pleased to continue bringing together our colleagues not only in Arabic studies, but also in Hebrew, Persian, Turkish in order to facilitate a productive and interdisciplinary exchange of new ideas.

Jil Jadid is a graduate student conference that aims to provide a forum for young scholars spread across a variety of disciplines to come together, share ideas and research, and discuss the future of their respective fields. This is especially critical as they move forward in their careers and come to represent the eponymous new generation of scholars engaging with the Middle East and its cultures.

For the past four Februaries, graduate students from a wide range of universities, both domestic and international, have assembled in Austin to set the tone for Arabic studies in the twenty-first century. The ongoing positive feedback we have received from these past conferences prompts us once again to assemble with the same goal. We are excited to feature a keynote address in linguistics by Dr. Kristen Brustad (UT Austin) as well as a second keynote address in literature by Dr. Zeina G. Halabi (UNC-Chapel Hill).

Fostering fruitful, engaging, and innovative dialogue remains our topmost priority. In addition to individual presentations, the conference will highlight explicit opportunities for participants to discuss their collective vision for the development of their fields. More details will be announced as the conference dates approach.

The 2016 Jil Jadid Conference is sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arabic Flagship Program, Department of Linguistics, Program in Comparative Literature, Department of History, and the Graduate School.

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