Monday, April 2, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Annmary Brown Memorial, 21 Brown Street
Free and open to the public.
In Fingers Were Torn from the Hand: Mythopoesis and Sociopoiesis of Fitna in Sicilian Arabic Poetry, two Arabic poems about civil war -Arabic: fitna- as performative texts that inscribe Muslim Sicily within a wider narrative of Islam's political decline will be discussed, focusing on the poets' insistence on bodily mutilation and aging in these two poems, providing some interpretative keys.
Program in Medeival Studies – Rhode Island Medieval Circle Lecture
Cosponsored by Middle East Studies