Talk Series – Ammiel Alcalay on Writing in Tongues: Plain Language & the Politics of Print


In this talk Ammiel Alcalay will explore some of his experiences in the realm of literary and political activism, as a writer, translator, interpreter, and member of various groups and organizations, particularly in relation to issues regarding Israel/Palestine and ex-Yugoslavia. His books include After Jews & Arabs, Memories of Our Future, and from the warring factions. A new book of essays, A Little History, is due out from Beyond Baroque, and a major new project to write a republic / The Poetics of Political Memory, is in progress. His translations include work from Arabic, Bosnian, Hebrew, and Spanish.