Richard Serrano: Fear God and Hide That Beauty: Poetry and the Qur’an

Sponsored by Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages Research Unit


Monday, November 1, 2004
4:00 pm –
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Building 460, Room 426 (Terrace Room)

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Richard Serrano is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at

Rutgers University. His first book, Neither a Borrower: Forging Traditions

in French, Chinese and Arabic Poetry, appeared with Legenda, Press of Oxford

European Humanities Research Center, in 2002. His second book Against the

Postcolonial: 'Francophone' Writers at the Ends of French Empire, will appear

in Spring, 2005 with Lexington Books as part of the series After the Empire:

The Francophone World and Postcolonial France. His current project is a study

of the relationship between the Qur'an and poetry.

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Open to the public.