|Magdi Youssef, professor of comparative literature
and drama at Cairo University and president of the International Association
of Intercultural Studies (IAIS), based in Germany at Bremen University
and associated with UN's ECOSCOC, was visiting professor last month at
Trinity College, Dublin. One of his lectures was a critique of of the hegemony
of Disney cartoons over children's culture in the Arab world and a presentation
of alternative indigenous folk Arab tales from Egypt, Tunisia and Palestine.
Many Trinity students and scholars attended, as did Ambassador of Egypt
to Ireland Ashraf Rashed, who spoke about the strong affinity between
the Irish and the Egyptian people.
Al-Ahram Weekly: online-edition, Dec. 7-13, 2000
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