Texas Tech University

2017 Faculty Fellow

Jacqueline Kolosov


"Burning Country: Syria, and the Challenge of Art to Ameliorate, Heal & Transform(?)"

 "This had once been...a place of traditional loyalties and hospitality. But now the people have been scarred and mutilated"—Samar Yazbek, Journalist

Can art rehabilitate or at least ameliorate the suffering of the Syrians who remain and those in exile? Art is a way of ordering chaos and of constituting identity. This talk will look at the ways in which art, primarily poetry, documents and bears witness, and offers a much more powerful picture of a country at war.

Dr. Kolosov presented her talk on Wednesday, September 6th at 3:30 p.m. in English 201. Thank you to those in attendance.

To learn more about Dr. Kolosov, please visit: Jacqueline Kolosov.

To access the Daily Toreador article about Dr. Kolosov's talk, visit: Syrian Conflict.

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