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Translation and Translatability Initiative, Middle Eastern Studies Program, and Arabic Studies Program Present

Monday, April 29, 2019
"Modernism in Translation: Poetry and Politics in Beirut's Belle Époque"
Olin, Room 102
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Robyn Creswell (Yale University)
What was the fate of literary modernism beyond Europe? Robyn Creswell's talk will explore the work of the modernist poetry movement in Beirut during the decades following WWII. By translating the techniques and ideology of modernism into Arabic, the intellectuals of Shi'r magazine radically altered the very idea of poetry in that literary tradition. This lecture will focus on the Arab modernists' exchanges with French poets, American spies, and the classical past.

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Olin, Room 102