Anton Shammas: Ibn Al-Haytham Puts Cervantes in Perspective, Literally

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


Monday, May 9, 2005
4:00 pm –
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Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

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Part of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages' Lecture Series on Arabic and Comparative Literatures.

A Palestinian writer and translator of English, Arabic and Hebrew, Anton

Shammas has been affiliated with the University of Michigan since 1987,

and is currently a Professor of Middle Eastern Literature in the

Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Comparative

Literatures. 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 (Harper & Row, 1988), Arabesques was

chosen by the editors of The New York Times Book Review as one of the best

seven fiction works of 1988.

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Open to the public.