Palestine Mapped Out: A Passport Story (talk in Arabic)


Thursday, April 26, 2012, 5:00pm to 6:30pm


CGIS, South Bldg, Room S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present a talk in Arabic with

Anton Shammas
Professor of Middle Eastern Literature, Departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan; author and translator of English, Arabic, and Hebrew.A Palestinian writer and translator of English, Arabic and Hebrew, Anton Shammas has been affiliated with the University of Michigan since 1997, as a Professor of Middle Eastern Literature in the Departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies. His essays and articles have been published in Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of three books of poems in Arabic and Hebrew, a play in Arabic, and a novel, Arabesques, published in Hebrew in 1986. Upon its publication in English by Harper & Row in 1988, Arabesques was chosen by the editors of The New York Times Book Review as one of the best seven fiction works of 1988. He is currently working on a book project - Blind Spots and Other Essays on Translation.

This event is open to the public; no registration required.

Contact: Khaled Al-Masri