The Complete Book of Siraj al-Din al-Sakkaki: How to Win Jinn and Influence People

Apr 4, 2022, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
Open to public



Event Description

Speaker: Emily Selove, University of Exeter

Respondent: Ra'anan Boustan, Princeton University

Emily Selove (PhD 2012, UCLA) is a senior lecturer in Medieval Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Ḥikāyat Abī l-Qāsim: A Literary Banquet (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). She is also the translator of _Selections from the Art of Party-Crashing in Medieval Iraq, _and co-translator and editor of The Portrait of Abū l-Qāsim al-Baghdādī al-Tamīmī (Gibb Memorial Trust, 2021) with Geert Jan van Gelder. She is currently the PI of a Leverhulme-funded research project, "A Sorcerer's Handbook," which will create an edition, translation, and literary study of Sirāj al-Dīn al-Sakkākī's (d. 1229) grimmoire, Kitāb al-Shāmil wa-baḥr al-kāmil.