The Legacy of Mahmoud Darwish: A Conference

A conference that will bring together international writers and scholars to honor the life and creative work of Palestinian poet and author Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008).

The Legacy of Mahmoud Darwish: A Conference

Thursday, November 05, 2009
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
314 Royce Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

First Panel
Chair: Nouri Gana, UCLA
10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Terri DeYoung, University of Washington
                Tradition and Engagement: The Language of Exile in Mahmoud Darwish’s Poetry
Sinan Antoon, New York University
                Before the Ruins: When Mahmoud Darwish met Walter Benjamin
Tamim Al-Barghouti, Georgetown University
                Mahmoud and his Fathers: Classicism, Colonialism, and Modernity in the Work of Mahmoud Darwish

Second Panel
Chair: Terri DeYoung, University of Washington
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Jeffrey Sacks, UC Riverside
               Untranslatability
Fady Joudah
               A Tribute to Mahmoud Darwish’s Lyric Epic

Poetry Recitations
Chair: Susan Slyomovics, UCLA
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Abeer Mohamed, UCLA
Fady Joudah
Jeffrey Sacks, UC Riverside
Sinan Antoon, New York University
Tamim Al-Barghouti, Georgetown University


 

Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information please contact

Amy Bruinooge, Center for Near Eastern Studies
Tel: (310) 825-1181
cnes@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies