From Antarah to Faris Shidyaq: The Art of Editing in Translation

Talk

WHEN December 15, 2014
7-8pm WHERE Emirates Writers' Union WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

“Have the poets left anything to be said?” This, the first hemistich of Muallaqa of Antara, has been answered resoundingly by the rich and long tradition of Arabic literature and poetry. To advance the conversation, this panel explores the role of editing in the translation of Arabic literature into English.

Please note this event is at Emirates Writers Union in Abu Dhabi National Theater.

Panelists

Philip Kennedy General Editor, Library of Arabic Literature and Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYUAD

Devin Stewart Editor, Library of Arabic Literature, NYUAD; Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Emory University

Tahera Qutbuddin Editor, Library of Arabic Literature, NYUAD; Associate Professor of Arabic Literature, University of Chicago

Ma'an Al Tai Cultural Consultant at Emirates Writers Union, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Universality of Baghdad

Moderated by
  • Ma'an Al Tai, Cultural Consultant at Emirates Writers Union, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Baghdad

In Collaboration with

Emirates Writers Union

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