In this week’s talk, one of our esteemed Arabic lecturers, in light of the recent passing of several iconic figures of Egyptian culture, shows images and discusses how they have evoked for some Egyptians a yearning for the past—as well as to what extent this emotion is reflective of how good things really were in the past or a reaction to how troubling things appear to have become today. Enjoy!
قراءة الحاضر المصري في معالم الحنين إلى الماضي
Reading the Egyptian Present through Nostalgic Milestones
(Winter Quarter, Week 5: 6 February 2015)
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