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Indiana University Arabic Literature Workshop

Upcoming Indiana Arabic Literature Workshops

Fall 2016 Indiana Arabic Literature Workshop

Indiana University
Free and open to the public

Workshop Director: Dr. Mustafa Binmayaba

Program of Events


Saturday December 7, 2013 Cedar Hall C-103
Opening Remarks: 9:15 am Professor Suzanne Stetkevych, Indiana University

Panel 1: 9:30- 11:00 am. Poetry and Politics in the Umayyad and Abbasid Periods

  • Dr. Mohammad al-Qanaei, Indiana University/Kuwait University
    "Tribalism and the Destabilization of the Umayyad State: Poetry and the Deposing of al-Walīd ibn Yazīd"
  • Enass Khansa, Georgetown University
    "Rivalry and Continuity in Ibn ʿAbd Rabbih’s Al-ʿIqd al-Farīd"
  • Fahd Abdulaziz Alebdha, Indiana University
    "The Arabic Qasīdah and Negotiation of Arab-Persian Ethnicities and Status from the Late Umayyad to the Late Abbasid Period"

First Year Graduate Student Roundtable: 11:15 am-1:00 pm

  • Abdul Aziz Al-Faisal, Indiana University
    "The Poetics of Grammar: The Conditional “man” in the Muʿallaqah of Zuhayr ibn Abī Sulmā"
  • Inas Nassar, Indiana University
    "Monotheism in pre-Islamic Poetry: Umayyah ibn Abī al-Ṣalt, ʿAdī ibn Zayd, and al-Samawʾal ibn ʿArīḍ"               
  • Abdullah Alotaibi, Indiana University
    "The Classical Arabic Wine-Poem (Khamiriyyah): A Bibliographical Introduction"
  • Shadi Bayadsy, Indiana University
    "Architecture and/in Classical Arabic Poetry: A Bibliographical Introduction"
  • Abd’Llah Al-Ansari, Indiana University
    "Orality Confronts Enlightenment and the Winner is Didactic Poetry"

Panel 2: 2:00-4:00 pm. Performance and Comparative Aspects of the Arabic Ode

  • Prof. Hussain Abulfaraj, King Abulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    "News to the Capitals: Political Satire in the Maqsūrah of al-Mutanabbi"
  • Ali Alnahhabi, Indiana University
    "Reciting the Qasidah: The Performance Rituals of the Classical Arabic Ode"
  • Nana Aba Bentil-Mawusi, Indiana University
    "Behold the King: In Search of a Comparative Approach to African and Arabic Court Poetry"
  • Al Amein Alshareif, Indiana University
    "The Badī‘ Style and the Poetry of Madīḥ Nabawī: al-Qaṣīdah al-Shuqrāṭīsiyyah"

Panel 3: 4:15-5:45 pm. Modernism, the Nation and the Poetics of Tradition

  • Prof. Abdulmueen Balfas, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    "Al-Barūdī’s Poetic Anthology and the Project of the Arab Revival (Nahḍah)"
  • Katrien Vanpee, Georgetown University
    "Pledging Allegiance with a Qaṣīdah: Nabaṭī Waṭaniyyāt from the UAE"
  • Aya Bassiouny, Indiana University
    "Sultans, Spiders, and Pharaohs: Literary and Historical Intertextuality in Muḥammad ʿAfīfī Maṭar’s “Rhythms of the Divine Craftsman”"

Concluding Remarks: 5:45-6:00 pm. Prof. Hussain Abulfaraj, King Abdulaziz University & Prof. Suzanne Stetkevych, Indiana University

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