On the First Arabic Novella from the 11th Century: The Doctors' Dinner Party by Ibn Butlan

Lecture

On the First Arabic Novella from the 11th Century:

when 06:30pm - 08:00pm where NYUAD Campus, Conference Center who Institute
Open to the Public

On the First Arabic Novella from the 11th Century: The Doctors' Dinner Party by Ibn Butlan

This talk showcases a little-known gem of medieval Arabic creative literature, the Da`wat al-Aṭibbā’ or Doctors' Dinner Party by Ibn Butlan (d.1066 CE). This text is an important, but little-known, milestone in the history of pre-modern Arabic narrative. This talk also focuses on the significance of the work along with the challenges of translating such a work into English in the 21st century as well as why it still appeals to a contemporary audience.

Speaker
Philip Kennedy General Editor, Library of Arabic Literature and Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYUAD

In conversation with
Maurice Pomerantz Assistant Professor of Literature, NYUAD

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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