Showing posts with label Arabic Literature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arabic Literature. Show all posts

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Arabology Interviews Jordanian Novelist Fadi Zaghmout (February 2018)

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/fadizaghmout
I am proud to share this radio interview which I conducted on Feb 21, 2018 with Jordanian novelist فادي زغموت Fadi Zaghmout whose first two novels, both best sellers in the Middle East, managed to defy and subvert various notions of gender and sexuality in the Arab world. In this interview, Fadi talks about his 2 groundbreaking novels (both available in English translation) while giving us a preview of his third, forthcoming novel "Laila and the Lamb."

Listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/fadizaghmout


Listen/share/download the interview at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/fadizaghmout

Fadi Zaghmout is a gender activist, blogger, and author. His first two novels were best-sellers in the Middle East, and his third novel "Laila and the Lamp" is forthcoming from Egyptian publisher Kotob Khan. Fadi holds an MA in Creative Writing and Critical Thinking from Sussex University in the UK. He blogs at thearabobserver.wordpress.com and tweets as @fadizaghmout


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Arabology Interviews Souad Massi (in English, Arabic and French)

soundcloud.com/arabology/souadmassi

I am proud to share my interview with Algerian French singer Souad Massi about her new CD "El-Mutakallimûn" and about her film debut in Najwa Najjar's "Eyes of a Thief" along with Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga خالد ابو النجا.  The interview was conducted in English, Arabic and French and recorded by phone whilst Souad Massi was in France (March 2016).

You can listen to the interview below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/souadmassi



  • Read a review of Souad Massi's new CD "El Mutakallimun" at THIS LINK
  • Read this recent article about Souad Massi at THIS LINK
  • Listen to my radio interview with Souad Massi below or at THIS LINK.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Arabology Interviews Rabih Alameddine


I am truly honored to share this interview with Lebanese American writer Rabih Alameddine which was recorded in a quaint San Francisco café along with my dynamic co-host Nadia Barhoum (whose thoughtful questions made for a spectacular interview).

Click below or on this link to listen or download: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/rabih



Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels Koolaids, and I, the Divine, The Hakawati, the story collection, The Perv, and most recently, An Unnecessary Woman. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and was the 2014 California Book Awards Gold Medal Fiction winner and the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for his latest book, An Unnecessary Woman. For more info see http://rabihalameddine.com

Listen or download the interview at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/rabih

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dr. Ramzi Salti Interviewed on AATV

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/VMgvU0Kaxqk

Dr. Ramzi Salti, Lecturer at Stanford + Radio Host of 'Arabology' on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM, was recently interviewed by Suad Asfour (AATV) about his teaching, his publications and his radio show.  The taping took place on July 14, 2015 at the ABC TV News/CreaTV  Building in San Jose, California.

You can watch the video below or at https://youtu.be/VMgvU0Kaxqk









Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Book Edited by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw Examines the Humorous in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Narrative

Ruse and Wit
The Humorous in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Narrative
Edited by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw



The essays in Ruse and Wit examine in detail a wide range of texts (from nonsensical prose, to ribald poetry, titillating anecdotes, edifying plays, and journalistic satire) that span the best part of a millennium of humorous and satirical writing in the Islamic world, from classical Arabic to medieval and modern Persian, and Ottoman Turkish (and by extension Modern Greek). While acknowledging significant elements of continuity in the humorous across distinct languages, divergent time periods, and disparate geographical regions, the authors have not shied away from the particular and the specific. When viewed collectively, the findings presented in the essays collected here underscore the belief that humor as evidenced in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish narrative is a culturally modulated phenomenon, one that demands to be examined with reference to its historical framework and one that, in turn, communicates as much about those who produced humor as it does about those who enjoyed it.

This book was edited by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Persian Literature in Stanford’s Department of Comparative Literature where teaches courses on modern and medieval Persian literature and pre-modern Islamic culture.

The book'd editor Dominic Parviz Brookshaw
Before arriving at Stanford, Dominic Parviz Brookshaw taught medieval and modern Persian literature and Persian language at the University of Manchester (2007-2011), McGill University (2005-2007), and the University of Oxford (2002-2005). Since 2004 he has served as Assistant Editor for Iranian Studies. He is a member of the Board of the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS), and a member of the Governing Council of the British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS).

To purchase the book, go to http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674066700



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