Students in CNELC's Arabic program frequently produce original pieces as part of their coursework, including collages, paintings, graphic novels, poetry and multimedia productions. Browse some examples of past work.
1 of 4This original news article describes the floods in the story from the perspective of the government. The piece contextualizes the natural disasters in Libya at the time and how King Idris might have handled them.
2 of 4The poem describes a man in prison and his lover, awaiting his release. The two sides of the artwork demonstrate the woman stuck waiting by the cold sea and the man trapped in the heat of a desert prison.
3 of 4This piece advocates for an end to cyclical oppression. The people shown at the bottom are angry at their exploitation by the elite, represented by the crows, snakes and locusts who walk all over them.
4 of 4This project shows the obstacles faced by four women in their pursuit of freedom. Clockwise from top left: "The Vow of the Virgin," "A Story," boat symbolizing freedom, "A Gypsy Without a Harbor" and Salwa Bakar
Sarah Tranquilli illustrates and contrasts the main characters, Tuta and Lilith, from two feminist pieces.
1 of 6This project interweaves the main characters from two feminist pieces: Tuta from Maysaloon Hadi's story "The Elephant and the Ant" and Lilith from Joumana Haddad's story.
2 of 6In "The Elephant and the Ant," Tuta follows the path of the ant, allowing her voice to be silenced and others to control her beliefs and behaviors.
3 of 6Despite the seemingly anti-feminist nature of Maysaloon Hadi's story, I realized it promotes a different version of feminism: one that involves playing into the patriarchy as a means of fighting it from within.
4 of 6This is the opposite of Joumana Haddad's "tear-down-the-house" style of feminism portrayed by her Lilith.
5 of 6I wanted to show how these two versions of feminism can exist side-by-side and build off of one another.
6 of 6I created this project to depict how Maysaloon Hadi's story would change if Tuta followed Lilith rather than the ant.