West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
World literature scholar to discuss the literary concerns of Iraqi authors as well as the reality of life in Iraq.
CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Nanney, chair of Humanities Division, 304-424-8361.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A world literature scholar will discuss the literary concerns of Iraqi authors as well as the reality of life in Iraq in a free presentation Tuesday (August 1) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Dr. Amin Malak will speak at noon in Room 1318 at WVU Parkersburg on "Iraq: Fiction and Reality, Prospects and Perspectives." His presentation is open to the public and sponsored by the college's Humanities Division.
Originally from Baghdad, Dr. Malak is a scholar of world literature. His recent book entitled "Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English," analyses the work of international Muslim authors who write in English. His current research explores the depiction of Baghdad in the literary imagination. Dr. Malak is a faculty member in the English Department at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Canada. He is a frequent participant in international forums, has traveled widely and is a keen observer of culture and global affairs.
Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and join in the conversation about Iraqi literature and society.