What is a Classic? Arabic and the Horizons of Translation
Join Robyn Creswell and Elias Muhanna for a discussion about the special obstacles of translating Classical Arabic literature and what classical Arabic literature can offer to contemporary readers and scholars. Peter Cole will moderate the event.
Robyn Creswell is an assistant professor of comparative literature at Yale and poetry editor of The Paris Review.
Elias Muhanna is the manning assistant professor of comparative literature at Brown University. His books include the abridged translation of Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri's encyclopedia, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition, and The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies.
Peter Cole is Horace W. Goldsmith Senior Lecturer of Judaic Studies and Comparative Literature at Yale University. He is also the author of four books of poems, most recently The Invention of Influence.
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