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Program

 09:00-09:30
Conference Registration
Opening Remarks: Dr. Fayyad Haibi (Head of the Al-Qasemi Arabic Language Academy)
Auditorium (Face to Face)
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 09:30-09:50
Welcome Note and Introduction (in Arabic)
Prof. Anwar Rayan - President of the Al-Qasemi Academic College
Prof. Yaseen Kittani - Conference Director and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
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Opening PANEL: Guests of Honor (in Arabic)
MODERATOR: Dr. Wisam Chaleila (Head of the English Department)
 09:50-10:40
Keynote Talk: Prof. Ibrahim Taha (Haifa University, Faculty of Humanities) - THE FANTASTIC FROM THE ORGANIC SEMIOTIC PERSPECTIVE
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 10:40-11:10
Dr. Clara Srouji-Shajrawi (Haifa University): USE OF THE FANTASTIC NARRATIVE IN ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS BY NAJEEB MAHFOUDH: EARTH AND SKY AND WHAT THERE IS BETWEEN THEM
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 11:10-11:20
Questions and Discussion
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 11:20-11:30
Solo Violin Performance by Dr. Muhammad Khalaf
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 11:30-12:00
Coffee-Break
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Opening PANEL: Guests of Honor (in English)
MODERATOR: Dr. Wisam Chaleila (Head of the English Department)
 12:00-12:40
Keynote Talk: Prof. Rowland Wymer (University of Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) SCIENCE FICTION AND RELIGION
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 12:40-13:20
Keynote Talk: Prof. Diane Purkiss (Keble College, University of Oxford) - BLANK PAGE BECOMES WORLD: THE WRITING PROCESSES OF C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, ALAN GARNER, and PHILIP PULLMAN
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 13:20-14:00
Keynote Talk: Dr. Rhys Williams (Glasgow University, Faculty of Critical Studies) - BETWEEN THE SINGULARITY AND THE DYING EARTH
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 14:00-14:10
Questions and Discussion
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 14:10
Lunch
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Second Panel: THE FANTASTIC IN THE PALESTINIAN NOVEL (in Arabic)
MODERATOR: Dr. Muhammad Hamad (Head of the Arabic Department)
 18:00-19:15
- Dr. Kawthar Jaber (Haifa University; Sakhnin College) : MEANINGS OF THE FANTASTIC IN THE PALESTINIAN NOVEL
- Prof. Adel Al-Usta (An-Najah National University): THE FANTASTIC AND THE ABSURD IN THE PALESTINIAN SHORT STORY: AKRAM HANIYYEH AS A MODEL
- Dr. Johaina Alkhateb (Sakhnin College): PSYCHOLOGY OF THE NARRATIVE STRUCTURE OF MIRACULOUS LITERATURE IN THE PALESTINIAN FOLK TALES
- Questions and Discussion
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PARALLEL SESSION A1: THE FANTASTIC NARRATIVE IN FILM and LITERATURE (in English)
CHAIR: Dr. Wisam Chaleila
 10:00-11:15
- Dr. Iman Garra-Alloush & Dr. Usnat Atamna (Al-Qasemi College): AS WHITE AS SNOW: CROSS-CULTURAL MOTIFS OF BEAUTY AND AESTHETICS IN FAIRY TALES
- Dr. Ahmad Amer (Al-Qasemi College): THE FANTASTIC NARRATIVE OF CINEMA: DETERMINISM, FREE WILL AND COMPATIBILISM IN "STRANGER THAN FICTION"
- Dr. Wisam Chaleila (Al-Qasemi College): FRANCIS FITZGERALD’S MAGICAL REALISM: ALIENATION, CAPITALISM, AND YOUTH IN “THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON”
- Questions and Discussion
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PARALLEL SESSION A2: THE FANTASTIC NARRATIVE IN RELIGIOUS TEXTS (in Arabic)
CHAIR: Dr. Awni Masarwi (Head of Islamic Department)
 10:00-11:15
- Dr. Khalid Mahmoud (Al-Qasemi College): THE MIRACLES IN THE METAPHYSICAL MIRACLE IN THE SUNNAH OF THE PROPHET: EXAMPLES OF WHAT HAS BEEN AND HAS NOT BEEN ACHIEVED
- Dr. Awni Masarwi (Al-Qasemi College): THE FANTASTIC NARRATIVE OF THE FLOOD NEWS IN THE QUR'AN AND AL-SUNNA
- Dr. Khalid Abu Ras (Bar Illan University): “MY SOUL ASCENDED TO THE HEAVENLY ENTOURAGE:” THE ASCENSION OF SHAYKH MUHAMMAD HĀSHIM AL-BAGHDĀDĪ
- Dr. Aiman Rian (Al-Qasemi College): MIRACLE IN THE HOLY QUR'AN: IT'S CONCEPT, CONTROLS, POTENTIAL, AND MARVELOUS ASPECT
- Dr. Taghread Keadan (Al-Qasemi College): THE MAGICAL CRITICALITY OF THE PROPHET’S MIRACLES: EASA AND SALEH- A CASE STUDY
- Questions and Discussion
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PARALLEL SESSION A3: THE FANTASTIC NARRATIVE IN JEWISH LITERATURE (in Hebrew)
CHAIR: Dr. Abdallah Tarabieh (Head of Hebrew Department)
 10:00-11:15
- Dr. Israela Weiss (Al-Qasemi College & The Academic Arab College - Haifa): FATHERS-SONS RELATIONSHIP IN ETGAR KERRETT STORIES
- Dr. Ya'quv Sarig (Al-Qasemi College): CROSSINGS FROM THE REAL WORLD TO THE FANTASTIC WORLD IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
- Dr. Adel Shaqqur (Al-Qasemi College): RHETORICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FANTASTIC IN ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS IN ARABIC TRANSLATION VS. HEBREW TRANSLATION
- Dr. Abdalla Tarabieh (Al-Qasemi College): THE ABSURD IN THE STRANGER BY ALBERT CAMUS
- Questions and Discussion
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PARALLEL SESSION A4: THE FANTASTIC IN THE ARABIC NOVEL (in Arabic)
CHAIR: Dr. Clara Srouji-Shajrawi
 10:00-11:15
- Dr. Fatin Alosh (Al-Qasemi College): THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE “FANTASTIC” AND THE “REAL” IN DAYS OF DRAUGHT - AYYAM AL-JAFAF” BY YOUSEF AL-QA'ID
- Dr. Fayyad Haibi (Al-Qasemi College): THE FANTASTIC AND WAR: DOORS OF THE CITY BY ELIAS KHOURI AS A MODEL
- Dr. Najwa Ghneem (Independent Researcher): THE BEWITCHED CITY BY SAYYED QUTUB AS A MODEL
- Questions and Discussion
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CLOSING SESSION: THE FANTASTIC IN EARLY ARABIC TEXTS (in Arabic)
CHAIR: Dr. Samir Kittani (Al-Qasemi College)
 12:00-13:00
- Prof. Mashhur Abd Al-Rahman Al-Habazi (Al-Quds University): THE FANTASTIC TEXTS IN ARABIC LITERATURE
- Prof. Khalid Sindawi (Al-Qasemi College): NOTES ABOUT THE BOOKS OF MARVELS AND WONDERS IN ARABIC HERITAGE
- Dr. Mousa Ali Mousa (College of Islamic Sciences): THE FANTASTIC OF DESCRIPTION IN RISALAT AL-GHUFRAN (THE EPISTLE OF FORGIVENESS)
- Dr. Ali Ghareeb (Al-Khalil University): THE FANTASTIC NARRATIVE IN EARLY ARABIC LITERATURE
- CLOSING REMARKS
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Notes

  • Al-Qasemi College and Arabic Language Academy publications will be distributed during the conference.