May 17, 2020
Dr. Rachel Schine speaks about
understandings of race and blackness in premodern Islamic(ate)
societies through the tale of Delhemma, a popular epic of rival families and 'Abd
al-Wahhāb, the black offspring of Fāṭimah, the eponymous Delhemma
(lit. "the one of high aspiration"), disowned by her husband.
Mar 29, 2020
Considered a heretic, the vegan anti-natalist poet Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī (d. 1058) provoked throughout his life but only had his head chopped off in 2013 as a statue by fanatics in his Syrian hometown. Dr. Kevin Blankinship, Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Brigham Young University,...