CRYTC is pleased to present “Mapping Arabic Children’s Literature Studies,” a public lecture by Dr. Sabah Aisawi on June 21 from 12:00 to 1:00. The lecture will take place in room 2C14 on the University of Winnipeg campus.
While children’s literature written in Arabic has made tremendous strides in the last three decades, academic studies of that literature are very scarce. This talk addresses the position of Arabic Children’s Literature Studies today in light of contemporary international studies of English children’s literature. Through briefly sketching her own work in this area, Dr. Aisawi aims to draw the attention of both Arab and non-Arab scholars to a little trodden field of study that can offer a wide variety of research topics.
Dr. Sabah Aisawi is an Assistant Professor at the College of Arts, University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and is a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Aisawi was the first woman to gain a PhD in Saudi Arabia in the field of children’s literature, and is a contributor to the Guide to Children’s Writers and Illustrators in Saudi Arabia.