Lecture: Mapping Praise in Late ‘Abbasid Poetry

Samuel England, Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California Berkeley


TODAY, February 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Van Hise  254.


On February 14th and 15th, Samuel England will be on campus to interview
for an Assistant Professorship in the Department of African Languages
& Literature.  We would like to invite you to meet with Mr. England and
to attend his lecture entitled “Mapping Praise in Late
‘Abbasid Poetry,” and to drop in for his “office hours” held from
10:00–10:50 p.m. in the A.C. Jordan Room (Van Hise 1414) earlier that
day.  Please take a look at his campus interview itinerary (attached)
for other events in which you might participate.

Mr. England’s specialization is Classical Arabic poetry and prose, as well as Romance-language literature from medieval Iberia. He has also worked in Modern Arabic literary study, analyzing Spanish and Latin American themes in contemporary Moroccan fiction.  We look forward to having him on campus, and to your feedback on this job candidate!

Please contact the department office or Aliko Songolo with any questions.

Christopher Harwood, Department Administrator
Department of African Languages & Literature