Event Title

Construction of Lebanese Identity

Presenter Information

Sarah Rockford, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 223

Start Date

30-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:25 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

This project seeks to unpack the forces that have historically contributed to and impeded the elaboration of a collective Lebanese identity: from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the French mandate, and through national independence. Centering primarily on the civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990), a decisive moment in determining national unity, I have used Lebanese literature as a lens through which to examine the development of national identity in a post-conflict era.

Faculty Sponsor

Valerie Dionne

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. French and Italian Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1158

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Construction of Lebanese Identity

Diamond 223

This project seeks to unpack the forces that have historically contributed to and impeded the elaboration of a collective Lebanese identity: from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the French mandate, and through national independence. Centering primarily on the civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990), a decisive moment in determining national unity, I have used Lebanese literature as a lens through which to examine the development of national identity in a post-conflict era.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/297