Congratulations to former C21 Faculty Fellow Caroline Seymour-Jorn (French, Italian, and Comparative Literature) on the recent publication of her new book, Creating Spaces of Hope: Young Artists and the New Imagination in Egypt (American University in Cairo Press, 2020). Caroline wrote part of the book during her last Fellowship at the Center in 2015-16.
From the publisher:
Creating Spaces of Hope explores some of the newest, most dynamic creativity emerging from young artists in Egypt and the way in which these artists engage, contest, and struggle with the social and political landscape of post-revolutionary Egypt.
Based on personal interviews with artists over many years of research in Cairo, Caroline Seymour-Jorn moves beyond current understandings of creative work primarily as a form of resistance or political commentary, providing a more nuanced analysis of creative production in the Arab world.