Visiting Speaker - Professor Geert Jan van Gelder, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Foul Whisperings: Madness and Poetry in Arabic Literary History
This lecture will focus on a number of minor poets from the first few centuries of Islam, who were said to be insane (muwaswis, literally "bewhispered"), even though their poetry was not always mad.
|An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies lecture|
|Date||23 March 2016|
|Time||17:15 to 20:00|
Public Lecture. Tea and coffee will be served from 4.30 pm in the IAIS Common Room. Everyone is welcome - no registration required.
|Provider||Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies|
Professor van Gelder was the Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford from 1998 to 2012 and Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. He was previously a Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Groningen and gained his PhD from the University of Leiden. He was appointed as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and became a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005.
|Gerard_van_Gelder_A4_poster.pdf||Gerard van Gelder Poster (487K)|