Shame and Guilt in the Maghrebi Literary Works and Movies (NEMLA 2013)

This session aims to explore a variety of representations of shame and guilt in the Maghrebi literary works and movies. Revealing oneself and one’s feelings, especially as a woman, is a shameful act and a serious violation of modesty in the Muslim patriarchal society. More and more Maghrebi authors invest their female characters with the authority to speak and to rebel against the norms of what should be an obedient Muslim woman. With this tendency in mind, is it possible that shame ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Northeast Modern Language Association
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
French
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