The Poetics of Pan-Arabism: a Lecture with Robyn Creswell

DEC 06, 2013 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9207

WHEN:

December 06, 2013: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

Description

The lecture suggests how Mala'ika's understanding of music, meter, and tarab inform her poetics of political solidarity.

Robyn Creswell is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University and poetry editor of The Paris Review. He is the translator of Sonallah Ibrahim’s That Smell and Notes from Prison (New Directions, 2013), as well as Abdelfattah Kilito’s The Clash of Images (New Directions, 2010). His articles and reviews have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and Modernism/Modernity, among other publications. He is a past fellow of the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, and the recipient of the 2013 Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism.

Prof. Chris Stone (Arabic, Hunter College and The Graduate Center) will offer remarks.