Caliphs and their Consorts: Translating Anecdotes and Poetry: in Ibn al-Sa'i's Nisā' al-khulafā’ (Women of the Caliphs)

Talk

WHEN December 12, 2012
6:30-8:30pm WHERE Intercontinental Hotel Auditorium, Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature discuss a 12th-century work on the wives and women of caliphs and sultans. Julia Bray places the work in its historical and literary context and Shawkat Toorawa moderates a panel discussion on the process of collaborative translation and on the challenges of rendering classical Arabic poetry and prose.

Speakers

Julia Bray Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford

Shawkat M. Toorawa Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies, Cornell University

Joined by the Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature

 

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