|Welcome to JECWL|
You are invited to participate in the International Conference titled "Jerusalem in the Eyes of Contemporary World Literature" that will be held between the 4th and the 6th of October 2016 at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan. Selected refereed papers of the conference will be published in a special issue of Dirasat, a journal published by the Deanship of Academic Research, University of Jordan.
I. Motivation and Objectives
Based on the exceptionally significant location of Jerusalem/al-Quds as symbol of holiness and peace in the world's collective conscious, and in order to highlight
the holy city's pivotal relevance
to contemporary and historical political, cultural, religious and literary
The conference seeks to achieve the following objectives:
- to celebrate the City as a
symbol of peace
- to explore the creative accounts
and portrayal of the city in different languages and literatures
- to highlight its position
as an icon of brotherly co- existence
- to emphasise the
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