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Gabriel Levin Lecture: A Poetics of the Levant
Start Date: 3/23/2015Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 3/23/2015End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description:
  • Gabriel Levin will discuss the great Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, who wrote at the turn of the 29th century in Alexandria, and the lesser known figures of the Egyptian Francophone, Ahmed Rassim (1895-1958), also from Alexandria, and the Cairene, French-educated, English-language writer Jacqueline Kahanoff (1917-1979) shall be the subject of the lecture. Levin will discuss how Cavafy and Rassim in their poetry and Kahanoff in her belletristic essays developed a highly singularized poetics that embodied the cosmopolitanism of the Levant as well as their own “in-betweenness” and minority ethnic status vis-à-vis their cultural surroundings.  Gabriel Levin is a poet, translator, and memoirist who lives in Jerusalem. In addition to his several volumes of poetry, he has translated poems by Taha Muhammad Ali and the medieval Hebrew poet Yehuda Halevi. His memoir is The Dune’s Twisted Edge: Journeys in the Levant.
  • Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Suffolk University Department of English
Location Information:
Boston Campus - Stahl Center (73 Tremont)  (View Map)
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Room: Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 3rd Floor
Contact Information:
Name: Kelly Hoarty
Phone: 617-973-5346
Intended Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • General Public
  • Graduate Students
  • Guests
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Sponsor(s):
  • College of Arts & Sciences

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