Nabati Poetry in the 21st Century: : The History and Development of its Genres


WHEN March 4-5, 2015
WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

Details on the companion public program are forthcoming For centuries, Nabati poetry has been a touchstone of identity and tribal values in the Arabian Peninsula. This workshop explores the history of the various themes and genres of Nabati poetry and their development in recent times with the renewed media interest that the poetry has attracted. One evening of the workshop is devoted to recitations with translations of some key texts in the poetry's history.
Convened by
  • Philip Kennedy, General Editor, Library of Arabic Literature; Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYUAD

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