Stories We Continue to Tell: The Many Returns of One Thousand and One Nights
Date: February 7, 2021, 18:30 - 19:30
Location: Live Webinar on Zoom
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award and the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute organized a webinar exploring the enduring power of The Thousand and One Nights. One of the greatest contributions to world literature, The Thousand and One Nights has sparked the creativity of storytellers since the 18th century. This conversation between two winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award traced the returns and afterlives of the Nights, and discussed the impact of these tales in inspiring and shaping the stories of writers from across the world.
• Richard van Leeuwen, Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Amsterdam; Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Culture in Other Languages (2020)
• Philip Kennedy, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature, NYUAD; Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Culture in Other Languages (2019)
• In conversation with Maya Kesrouany, Assistant Professor of Literature and Arab Crossroads Studies, NYUAD
The live Zoom webinar entitled ‘Stories We Continue To Tell: The Many Returns of The Thousand and One Nights’ will be held in English with simultaneous Arabic Interpretation.