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Education in Egypt under British Occupation

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Critical Quarterly, Colin MacCabe and Denise Riley

invite you to Moustapha Safouan’s valediction to the Anglophone world:

A talk entitled "Education in Egypt under British occupation".

The fascination of this topic is its account of the ways that a country kept for almost five centuries under Ottoman domination made contact with the modern world under British occupation after the First World War. Moustapha Safouan’s description will draw extensively on his own experiences as a student in Alexandria in the late nineteen-thirties and early forties.

Moustapha Safouan was born in Alexandria in 1921. In 1945 he came to France to study philosophy, and became a practising psychoanalyst. He has published widely on both Lacanian and independent psychoanalysis and its intellectual history in modern France, as well as a reflective study which confronts the problem of Arab despotism to examine it from the standpoints of political philosophy, religious argument, and linguistic constraints on the Arabic vernacular, entitled Why Are the Arabs Not Free?: The Politics of Writing (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford 2007). His most recent publications are Regard sur la civilisation Oedipienne: désir et finitude (2015) and La civilisation post-oedipienne(2018.)

The talk will take place at the Institute of Advanced Studies Common Ground in the Wilkins Building, University College London, at 5pm on Monday October 8th.

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