Nabati Poetry in the 21st Century


WHEN November 11-12, 2013
9 AM - 5 PM WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

See November 11 for companion evening program

This workshop gathers experts, poets, and scholars to discuss the status of Nabati poetry in the 21st century and examine the changes that have taken place in this traditional art form over the last half century. Areas of inquiry include: the production, performance, and consumption of Nabati poetry; how the poetry has changed with technology, etatisme, urbanization, and schools; the relationship between poetry as a universal genre and Nabati poetry as a particular form; problems in archiving, translating, and representing Nabati poetry; and the utility of Nabati poetry as a repository for historical analysis.

image: Kluger Zoltan, 04/01/1934 / Government Press Office / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided

Convened by
  • Philip Kennedy, General Editor, Library of Arabic Literature; Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYUAD
  • James Toth, Special Advisor for Institute Regional Programs, NYUAD

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