Topic: Near Eastern Studies Seminar Series #2 "The Englishing of al-Hariri’s Maqamat"

Michael Cooperson
The University of California, Los Angeles
With readings from Cooperson’s Impostures by Aidan Kaplan, Layla Treuhaftali, Hannah Scott Deuchar, Richard Ali, and George Kiraz

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

Monday, September 7, 2020