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Cairo Papers in Social Science The American University in Cairo Cordially Invites You to Attend Its Twentieth Annual Symposium on

Masculinities in Egypt and the Arab World:

Historical, Literary, and Social Science Perspectives Saturday March 31, 2012 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Oriental Hall (Tahrir Campus) Admission is free Picture ID required for entry to AUC ------------------------------

Program 9:15-9:45a.m.


9:45-10:00a.m. 10:00-10:30a.m.

Opening Remarks Overview of the Field Paul Amar (University of California, Santa Barbara)

10:30a.m.-12:00p.m.Panel I: Sexuality, Honor, and Respectability “The Role of Women’s Rights Organizations in Promoting Masculine Responsibility: The Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign in Egypt” Helen Rizzo (The American University in Cairo) “Imagined Masculinities: The Case of Female Circumcision” Amel Fahmy (The American University in Cairo) “The Wound of Male Honor and the Ethics of Cosustainability In Palestinian Refugee Camps in South Lebanon” Sylvain Perdigon (The American University in Cairo) 12:00-1:00p.m.


1:00-3:00p.m. Panel II: Hegemonic and Emasculated Masculinities Past and Present “The Sovereignty of the Futuwwa: Being, Time, and the Law after the 1919 Revolution”

Wilson Jacob (Concordia University) “The Baltagi Effect and the Islamic Moral Economy: Piety, Vulgarity, and Masculinity in Egyptian Electioneering” Paul Amar (University of California, Santa Barbara) “Globalizing Interwar Egypt’s Bachelor Tax Proposal: The Emasculation of the State and Its Single Sons” Hanan Kholoussy (The American University in Cairo) “Masculinity on Shifting Grounds: The Role of Emasculation in Structuring the New Political Scene in Egypt” Mustafa Abdalla (Free University of Berlin) 3:00-3:30p.m.

Tea Break

3:30-5:00p.m. Panel III: Depiction of Masculinities in Arab Film and Literature “Masculine Trajectories in the Contemporary Arabic Novel” Samira Aghacy (Lebanese American University) “Masculinity in Sudanese Fiction” Akram Abbass (Salmmah Women’s Resource Center) “The Death of the Father in Contemporary Tunisian Film” Florence Martin (Goucher College) ---------------------------------------------

If you have any inquiries, please contact: Iman Hamdy, Editor Cairo Papers in Social Science Tel.: 2615-1586 E-mail:

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