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Dr. Nadine Sinno to Deliver Young Harris College’s Annual Sellers Lecture on Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Dr. Nadine Sinno to Deliver Young Harris College’s Annual Sellers Lecture on Sept. 17

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Monday, Sept. 17, Nadine Sinno, Ph.D., professor of Arabic language and literature at the Middle East Institute at Georgia State University, will deliver the annual Sellers Lecture at 7 p.m. in Wilson Lecture Hall of Goolsby Center on the Young Harris College campus. Presented by the Division of Humanities, the event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sinno’s lecture, titled “‘The Earth is Big Enough for All of Us! Don’t Shoot.’: Arab Women’s War Narratives in the Digital Age,”  will address her research that focuses on Arab women’s narratives about war in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq while also referencing the Arab uprisings.

Dr. Sinno was born and raised in Lebanon, where she received her M.A. in English literature from the American University of Beirut. She went on to earn her M.F.A. in literary translation and a Ph.D. in comparative literature and cultural studies from the University of Arkansas.

Her research and teaching interests include modern Arabic literature and language, postcolonial studies, literary translation, contemporary women’s writings and transnational feminism. Her most recent publication is a translation of Nazik Saba Yared’s novel Canceled Memories, originally written in Arabic.

Dr. Sinno’s work has also appeared in Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism and in Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America. She currently teaches Arabic language and literature at Georgia State University’s Middle East Institute.

The Sellers Lecture Series was established to honor Bettie M. Sellers, professor emeritus at Young Harris College and noted Georgia poet. Sellers taught English and served as chair of the Division of Humanities at Young Harris College. After 32 years of service, she retired in 1997. She was named Author of the Year in 1979 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists, and she received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities in 1987. In 1992, she was named Poet of the Year by the American Pen Women. In 1997, she was named Poet Laureate of Georgia by then-governor and YHC alumnus Zell Miller, ’51, a position she held for three years. She received a lifetime achievement award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2004.

For more information about the event, call (706) 379-5115.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 200 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

Dr. Nadine Sinno, professor of Arabic language and literature at the Middle East Institute at Georgia State University, will deliver the annual Sellers Lecture.

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