How to teach a hegemonic language? Reflections on putting al-Hariri's Impostures (published 1111) into fifty different Englishes

How to teach a hegemonic language?  Reflections on putting al-Hariri's Impostures (published 1111) into fifty different Englishes
Date
7 October 2021, 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Online
Description


Part of the Convocation Seminars in World Literature and Translation

Co-convened with LINKS (London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies)

Speaker: Michael Cooperson (University of California)

Chair: Adam Talib (Durham) 


Michael Cooperson teaches Arabic at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published numerous studies of early Abbasid cultural history, including Classical Arabic Biography (2000) and Al-Ma'mun (2005).  His translations from Arabic include The Life of Ibn Hanbal, by Ibn al-Jawzī (NYU Press 2017), which won the Sheikh Hamad Prize for Translation and International Understanding; and al-Hariri's Impostures (NYU Press, 2020), which won the 2021 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the translation category. His other research interests include Maltese language and culture. 


This free event will be held online. Please note that you will need to register in advance to receive the online event joining link. Please click on the book now button below to register for this seminar taking place on 7 Oct at 17:00 BST.

The next seminar in this series will take place on 11 Nov 2021.

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Contact

Jenny Stubbs
jenny.stubbs@sas.ac.uk
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