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Alternative Biographies in the Middle East and South Asia: The Porous Boundaries of a Genre April 16, 2012
 

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Alternative Biographies in the Middle East and South Asia: The Porous Boundaries of a Genre
April 16, 2012
The Rotunda
University of Virginia
9:30 AM 12:00 PM: MORNING SESSION
Dean Meredith Woo: Opening remarks
Deborah Baker: "A Prodigal Daughter: The Life of Maryam Jameelah as a Parable of Islam and
the West"
Deborah Baker, a graduate of the University of Virginia, is the author of the biography In Extremis:
The Life of Laura Riding, which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. In 2008 Penguin published her book
A Blue Hand: The Beats in India, a non-fiction narrative exploring the idea of India in the American
literary imagination. While a Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York
Public Library, she researched and wrote The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism, a finalist for the
2011 National Book Award in Non-fiction. The wife of the writer Amitav Ghosh, Baker divides her
time between Goa and Brooklyn.
Marie Ostby: "(Dis)Embodiment and the Arab Spring: Facebook, Twitter, and Intertextuality in
Iran and Egypt"
Marie Ostby is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. Her
research interests include Middle Eastern literatures in English; postcolonial and global studies;

  

Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences