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Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 : A Post Centennial Celebration

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Mon, Apr 12, 2021

6 PM – 8 PM (GMT+2)

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The Academy of Liberal Arts Integrative Learning Initiative invites you to join us for a Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 Post-Centennial CelebrationA special presentation will be given by the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and a talk by Dr. Magda Hasabelnaby, Translator of the Arabic version of Fahrenheit 451. This celebration is also marked by The Big Read Egypt-U.S. project which was a global collaborative cultural initiative organized by the U.S. Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, and the Institute of Museums and Library Services. The Big Read Egyptian partners included the American University in Cairo, the Egyptian Association for Educational Resources (E-ERA) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.





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Magda Mansour Hasabelnaby

Magda Mansour Hasabelnaby is Professor of English Literature at Ain Shams University, Faculty of Women, where she teaches comparative and contemporary U.S. literature, literary translation from English to Arabic and vise verse. She is currently a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her publications in both English and Arabic include articles on African and Arabic adaptations of Shakespeare, Arab and Muslim women writers, and post-colonial readings of contemporary poetry and fiction. She has several book chapters in edited volumes by Lehigh University press, Routledge, De Gruyter, and Edinburgh University press. She is a reviewer for several International journals including ISLE. She presented in conferences worldwide, including ACLA 2014, and 2017, MESA, and MLA 2020. She was invited by Universities in the US to give lectures on teaching literature, on Arabic and Arab-American literature, and on educational leadership. These universities included University of Miami, Florida; NEIU, Chicago; University of Oregon, Eugene; and (currently) UIUC. Professor Hasabelnaby is also a literary translator; she published a number of translations of American poetry into Arabic, in addition to the translation of a novel, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, published 2010 by Dar Alshorouq. 

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Jordan Brinker

Jordan Brinker-Saigaonkar is the Web Marketing Manager for the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies as well as the Ray Bradbury LLC. She holds a degree in English Studies from Ball State University and a Master of Arts in English Literature and an Editorial Certificate from IUPUI. Her research interests include anything Shakespeare related and of course Ray Bradbury. In her spare time, she loves to learn about mythology from Greece, Egypt and India and spend time with her cats, Honey-Mustard and Matcha and her dog, Raven. 

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Jason Aukerman

Dr. Jason Aukerman is a Clinical Assistant Professor of American Studies and English at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis where he also serves the Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies. His research interests include Ray Bradbury, the war fiction of United States veteran authors, 20th Century American genre fiction (primarily Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror), and adult literacy advancement. Through his work in the Bradbury Center, Dr. Aukerman champions literacy development through a variety of programs designed to encourage and aid people in disciplining themselves in becoming better readers, writers, and thinkers. 

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