Humanities Circle Conducts Seminar, “To Revolt or to Adapt: From Teaching Revolutionary Literature to Initiating Literary Adaptation”
On November 27, the Commission’s circle of humanities alumni conducted a seminar on “To Revolt or to Adapt: From Teaching Revolutionary Literature to Initiating Literary Adaptation.” Faculty members, undergraduate students and graduate students participated in the event, which was hosted at Minia University. The seminar included two sessions addressing the Circle’s two initiatives. The first session entitled: “Teaching Revolutionary Literature at Egyptian Universities III: Feedback and Testimonials” where Dr. Osama Madani (Study of U.S. Institute 2001) the Circle’s leader provided an overview about the Humanities Circle and the progress of its initiative that began in 2011 following the January 25 revolution.
This was followed by Dr. Heba Sharobeem of the Alexandria University, Faculty of Education presentation on “Revolution and Literature: Again and Again” that traced the initiative progress at Alexandria University. The second session entitled: “Literary Adaptation: From Theory to Practice” announced the Circle’s second initiative. Session included presentations by Dr. Laila Galal Rizk (AY1995-1996 – Columbia University), Vice Dean for Community Service and Environment Development, Faculty of Alsun, Ain Shams University on “Literary Adaptation: Concepts and Issues”; Dr. Magda Mansour Hasabelnaby,