"How wonderfully this language falls on the ear": Postlanguage & Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq’s Leg Over Leg

Comparative Literature Luncheon Series
Feb 05, 2018
12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
102 Kern

Yasser Elhariry, Dartmouth College

Yasser Elhariry is Assistant Professor of French at Dartmouth College. He is the author of "Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric" (Liverpool University Press, 2017), and guest editor of the special issue of Expressions maghrébines on "Cultures du mysticisme" (Winter 2017). With Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, he is coeditor of a collection of essays on the modern Mediterranean titled "Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Aesthetics & Deployments of a Sea in Crisis," forthcoming in Palgrave’s Mediterranean Perspectives series in 2018. His essay, "Abdelwahab Meddeb, Sufi Poets & the New Francophone Lyric" (2016), was awarded the Modern Language Association’s 53rd Annual William Riley Parker Prize for an outstanding article published in PMLA. His writing appears in French Forum, Parade sauvage, Contemporary French Civilization, Francosphères, Europe, and in several edited volumes. This talk is based on new writing toward a second book on postlanguage, sound poetics, love, eroticism and mysticism in francoarabic literature, poetry and cinema from 1855 to the present.

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