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2012 Feb 16

Memleket, Vatan, Yurt: Home in the context of Return Migration in Turkey

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Middle East Beyond Borders: Culture, Religion, Politics

invites interested students, faculty and affiliates to our next paper workshop and discussion with

Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe
Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Doctoral Student in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences... Read more about Memleket, Vatan, Yurt: Home in the context of Return Migration in Turkey

2012 Feb 16

Figurative and Figural Allusions in the Medieval Literature of Persian Sufism

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Dana Palmer House, 12-16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The Department of Comparative Literature cordially presents
 

Chad Kia
Harvard University

On the intersection of the visual language of pictorial representation and the verbal imagery of poetic description--particularly in the allegorical form--the paper will focus on the literary and visual cultures of mysticism in the eastern Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The phenomenal rise in the popularity of mysticism in the post-Mongolian-invasion Islamic world had by the fifteenth century resulted in the penetration of Sufi discourse into the language of literary works, not least those commissioned for illustration. What followed--the main topic of this presentation--is the advent of allegorical painting based on the contemporary literary discourse of Islamic mysticism and an intertextual system of signification that united literary discourse and esoteric religious practice over a period of centuries.... Read more about Figurative and Figural Allusions in the Medieval Literature of Persian Sufism

2011 Nov 29

The Harbor of Narrative: Beirut, the Novel, and the Memory of War (talk in Arabic)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Sever Hall, Room 102, Harvard Yard

CMES is pleased to present 

Maher Jarrar
Professor at the American University of Beirut, in both the Civilization Sequence Program and the Department of Arabic. He is Director of the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature. Currently, he is the Shawwaf Visiting Professor at Harvard University. Professor Jarrar has published extensively on both classical and modern Arabic literature.... Read more about The Harbor of Narrative: Beirut, the Novel, and the Memory of War (talk in Arabic)

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