Arabic Studies

  • Founded
    1977
  • Seminar Number
    559

The concerns of this seminar are interdisciplinary and humanistic. In addition to Arabic language and literature, the range of interests includes topics of significance for Islamic studies: religion, philosophy, science, law and history of the Muslim world, and modern social and cultural history. The seminar affords an opportunity to members and guest speakers to discuss research in progress. Because the members come from several disciplines, the substantive discussions draw upon various fields to expand the sources, help reformulate questions, and anticipate future publications.


Chair
Professor Muhsin Al-Musawi
ma2188@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Mohamed Wajdi Ben Hammed
mwb2130@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/28/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
ماذا الذي تكتبه القصيدة اليوم ؟
Mohammad Bennis, Mohammed-V Agdal University




10/26/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
On Iraqi Writer Muhammad Khudayyir and the Short Story
Chip Rossetti, Library of Arabic Literature




11/30/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Mayy Ziyadah's Salon as a 'Modernity' Dynamic
Boutheina Khaldi, American University of Sharjah
Abstract




02/22/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Kutub al-lugha as World Literature: The Case of the Arabic Names of the Lion
David Larsen, New York University
Abstract




03/29/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
The Oriental Difference in Foucault’s Thought: An interpretation
Marnia Lazreg, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Abstract




04/26/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Surrealism, Internationalism and the Afro-Asian in Edwar al-Kharrat’s texts
Hala Halim, New York University
Abstract