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The Arab Revolt
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Not just covering texts, but perhaps more importantly covering audio material ('soundtracks' to the revolution) as well as video footage, an intensive seminar attempting to grasp the material causes of 2011's Arab Revolt, as well as its consequences; telescoping an historical longview in constrast with more recent writings.  

This class should also require speakers of Tunisian/Egyptian/Libyan, etc. origin of an activist bent as well to intervene, so as to minimize Thomas Friedman-level of opinions distorting the gravity and novelty of the situation.

 

And I'll just put it out there I am proposing the class, not suggesting I will lead it/direct it/etc.  Ok, so who's interested?

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solidk's picture

Hi claibornemcdonald,

This class has been brought up in our committee meetings so someone will soon emerge as an organizer. In the meantime, please continue to keep posting your thoughts on this webpage. Once there is a TPS committee organizer, they will start to set things in motion and will be happy to work together with both you and Trevor.

Thanks for your enthusiasm!
Kamomi

hey trevor i'd like to help get this class in motion. please contact me asap to discuss further: claiborne.mcdonald@gmail.com

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i have a good friend who is working with the International red Cross in Libya. She has good contacts for this region and has lived in Tunisia as well.

Let me know if there is any specific request: like Pen pals or some other type of object exchange/ communication.

thanks for the link.
I like the penpal idea - any ideas on how to go about connecting with English-speaking penpals in the region?

We read a text in the Spectators' Performance Workshop class today that might be of interest in this discussion- it certainly sparked a parallel debate in this class, though i'm not surely anyone agreed with all points made in the article.

A Tunisian Renaissance - An Interview with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem
http://www.lacan.com/thesymptom/?page_id=1046

Also, I think it could be a interesting/fulfilling element of this class if we could somehow spark a letter-writing correspondence with 'penpals' in the region.

Looking forward to this class

We read a text in the Spectators' Performance Workshop class today that might be of interest in this discussion- it certainly sparked a parallel debate in this class, though i'm not surely anyone agreed with all points made in the article.

A Tunisian Renaissance - An Interview with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem
http://www.lacan.com/thesymptom/?page_id=1046

Also, I think it could be a interesting/fulfilling element of this class if we could somehow spark a letter-writing correspondence with 'penpals' in the region.

Looking forward to this class

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