A one-day interdisciplinary conference

Hosted on-line by Coventry University

30 April 2021

Keynote Speakers

The conference will bring academics and researchers together to discuss the current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Arab literature written in the English Language. The scope of the conference encompasses all forms of literary production such as poetry, fiction, memoirs and autobiographies. We encourage participants to present papers about literary works produced in English by Arab authors or authors of Arab origin. The conference has a special focus on how several (but not all) of the most established and most promising Arab writers have negotiated the multidirectional and transnational exigencies that inform their narratives and writings produced in English.

There will be an award for best paper/presentation at the end of the conference. Criteria are based on originality of content, quality of delivery, and contribution to the conference.


  • Ishak Berrebbah (PhD candidate at Coventry University)
  • Ikram Berkani (PhD candidate at Coventry University)
  • Souad Belalem (PhD candidate at Coventry University)
Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash

Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture is supported by the School of Humanities, Coventry University and the Doctoral College & Centre for Research Capability and Development, Coventry University.