Celebrating the Female Poets of Al-Andalus: "I'm a lioness, yet I refuse to be forever someone else's lair"
10:00-10:30 am Add
126 Barrows Hall
This talk will navigate the significant corpus of Arabic poetry written by Andalusian women and the various methods they used to seek, defend and assert their right of self-fulfillment. From concubines to princesses to wealthy noblewomen, female poets found recourse through their pens. These poets need not be "given" a voice; their voices are there, loud and clear, for us to listen to. This event is part of "Poets, Pioneers and Peacemakers: Women's Voices Spanning the Near East to the Steps of Sproul Hall," a four-part series of talks from 10 a.m.-noon in 126 Barrows Hall. All are welcome.
Nasser Meerkhan, Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies, Spanish & Portuguese