Al-Shamma Published in Arab Stages

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Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. James Al-Shamma co-authored an article titled, “Iraq’s Ancient Past as Cultural Currency in Rasha Fadhil’s Ishtar in Baghdad,” published in the Spring 2019 issue of Arab Stages.

In the article, Al-Shamma and co-author Amir Al-Azraki examine the application in the play of the mythology of ancient Mesopotamia to the 2003 invasion and as commentary on the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

Arab Stages is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal.