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AUS to become a more desirable place to study Arabic

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Vanisha Rajesh

Dr. David Wilmsen, the new head of the American University of Sharjah’s (AUS) Department of Arabic and Translation Studies, wants to make the university a more desirable destination for foreign students wanting to study Arabic in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Topics: AUS, American University, American University of Sharjah, American, Arabic, learn Arabic, Arabic for non-Arabic speakers, Arabic Langauge, Translation, Interpreting, Language, literature

Lecture on the 2006 Nobel Prize Winner Orhan Pamuk at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

By appropriating western terms and concepts about “orientalism,” Eastern authors such as Orhan Pamuk are challenging traditional lines of academic discourse, a scholar from Istanbul’s Dogus University said during a December 4, 2013 presentation.

“Orientalism has the potential to be disoriented,” Assistant Professor Esra Almas remarked in her talk, which drew an audience of about 40 people at the American University of Sharjah library.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Education, lecture, Orhan Pamuk, Dogus University, Esra Almas, orientalism, literature

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