Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Why I still love Bruce Springsteen

New friends and acquaintances are generally surprised to find that I am a huge and longtime fan of Bruce Springsteen. It isn’t generally seen as an obvious fit with being … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Edinburgh University Press – binning back-issues, threatens students with arrest

Here is a sequence of minor but very depressing and frustrating events which I witnessed today. 1) about 2.30pm, arriving at my department at the University of Edinburgh on George … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 13 Comments

(Paid) research/curatorial internship, Alwaleed Centre, Edinburgh

This very exciting looking ad just came up from the Alwaleed Centre, based in the same department as me at Edinburgh University… Call for research internship applications 10-month part-time research … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

New review: ‘In the City’ at London’s P21 Gallery

Electronic Intifada, 21st October 2013 [T]he works shown in In the City stress the interaction between cultures and between tradition and modernity. They assert that Middle Eastern and North African … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: Edinburgh exhibits Nakba memorial plans

Electronic Intifada, 10th October 2013 Omar Mohammad is sensitive to the danger that to create a monument to something is to place it in the past, to declare it to … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment