Professor Beatrice Gruendler Gives WFF “Knowing Lecture”

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This Wednesday, February 27 at 4:00 in Luce Hall Auditorium, Beatrice Gruendler delivered the 4th lecture in the WFF’s year-long series. Her talk was titled “The Unnamed Agents of the Arabic Book Revolution.” Prof. Gruender (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1995) is Professor of Arabic at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University. Her main areas of research are Arabic script and media history, Classical Arabic poetry with its social context, and the integration of modern literary theory into the study of Near Eastern literatures.

The evening’s talk was also co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

The WFF “Knowing” Series continues next month with a lecture by Jo Handelsman on March 27 at 4:00 pm at Luce Hall. The final lecture of the year will take place April 24 and be delivered by Laura Wexler.

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