Faiyum’s Regional Literary Conference: The Effect of Culture on Literary Discourse
The Literary Society in the Greater Cairo & Northern Upper Egypt Region is hosting a conference entitled Culture and its Effect on Literary Discourse. The conference will be organized in honour of the late writer Sabry Mousa, and will be held between the 3rd and 5th of April.
Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture, will attend the event along with a host of prominent names and figures in the Egyptian cultural scene. What’s interesting about this event is the decision to host it in Faiyum, away from Cairo; this was done in an active attempt to decentralize Cairo as Egypt’s only cultural capital.
As expected from the name, the conference aims to shed light on how culture influences literary discourse, and vice versa. Indeed, several sessions will be held specifically focusing on how different societal phenomenon affect cultural discourse, and how events like colonialism may influence local cultures. It also talks about the role that education plays in shaping societal norms.