Assistant Professor Mireille Rebeiz and “The Story of Zahra: A Shattered Body and Voice from Lebanon”

Assistant Professor Mireille Rebeiz shared her research from a recent article she authored on “The Story of Zahra: A Shattered Body and Voice from Lebanon” by renowned contemporary Lebanese author Hanan al-Shaykh (2/26/2019).   Attending were students and faculty from Middle East Studies (MEST), the Arabic Program, the French Department, and other interdisciplinary programs who also enjoyed a nice pizza lunch, courtesy of the Middle East Studies program.  Following the presentation, a broad ranging discussion of the novel, its protagonist, plot, and character development, as well as the use of symbolism and realism in the novel. Here is the speaker with MEST Coordinator Professor David Commins and with me, Magda Siekert 🙂

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