The Englishing of al-Hariri’s Maqamat

Mon, Sep 7, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Open to the Public - Registration required
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies

Michael Cooperson, The University of California, Los Angeles

With readings from Cooperson’s _Impostures _by Aidan Kaplan, Layla Treuhaftali, Hannah Scott Deuchar, Richard Ali & George Kiraz

Respondent: Lara Harb, Princeton University

Michael Cooperson is professor of Arabic at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches pre-modern Arabic literature as well as courses on translation from Arabic to English. He is the translator of Ibn al-Jawzi's Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (2013), which received the Sheikh Hamad Prize for Translation and International Understanding, and has been reissued as The Life of Ibn Hanbal (2017). His most recent translation is Impostures, an Englishing of the Maqamat of al-Hariri. His research interests include early Abbasid cultural history and Maltese language and culture

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