Stories We Continue to Tell: The Many Returns of the Thousand and One Nights

Talk

WHEN February 7, 2021
6:30-8pm WHERE Zoom Webinar WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The Thousand and One Nights has been fueling the imagination and craft of storytellers since the 18th century. This conversation between two winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award traces the returns and afterlives of the Nights until today, and discusses why these tales continue to inspire and affect the stories of writers from all over the globe.

Simultaneous Arabic Interpretation will be provided.

Time: 6:30pm Gulf Standard Time
             9:30am Eastern Standard Time
 
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Speakers
  • Richard van Leeuwen, Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Amsterdam; Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Culture in Other Languages (2020)
  • Philip Kennedy, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature, NYUAD; Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Culture in Other Languages (2019)
In conversation with
  • Maya Kesrouany, Assistant Professor of Literature and Arab Crossroads Studies, NYUAD

In Collaboration with

Sheikh zayed book award

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