Category Archives: Circles

Ahmed Alqarni: What makes language beautiful?

How do poets translate their thoughts and emotions into mere words which, when uttered, move us to laughter or tears, or bring us to share in their joy or their anger or their wonder? In this our second session of the quarter, we welcome … Continue reading

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Kay Heikkinen: Some Summer Reflections from Egypt

Welcome to a new year of Arabic Circle (2014–15)!
We kick off the year with our own Ustādha Kay Heikkinen, who continues the tradition of our dear departed Dr. Farouk Mustafa with reflections on summer travels in Egypt. Ustādha Kay, in her lighthearted … Continue reading

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Muhammad Eissa: In Memory of Farouk Moustafa

Well this wraps up the Arabic Circle for the year, but we’ll be back in October, إن شاء الله!
 
وداعا من هنا … إلى اللقاء هناك:
فاروق مصطفى: ثلاثون عاما من الزمالة والصداقة
MUHAMMAD EISSA
Farewell From Here . . . Meet You There:
Farouk … Continue reading

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Sherine Yousef and Abdelghany Barakat

Two young Egyptians, Sherine and Abdelghany, here at the University of Chicago as Sawiris scholars to study economics and political science, discuss their impressions of Chicago and America in very clear Arabic!
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A Psalmic Reading of Quran 78

By Daniel Bannoura, of the Divinity School.
Listen here!
And here are the texts discussed, with translation:
Quran 78 Psalm 104

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الولايات المنفصلة المصرية: قراءة لخريطة القوى السياسية ما بعد الثورة

Dina Rashed — Political Science, University of Chicago
A Map of Post-Revolutionary Egyptian Politics
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Recordings of Autumn and ًWinter Arabic Circles

The following talks are now available:
Mahmoud Saeed:
مشاهدات رحالة.. كلّهم أفضل من طكيعان: كوالالمبور.. آيقونة الجمال والتسامح
http://messa.uchicago.edu/arabiccircle/1.18.13 M Saeed.MP3
“حَبّات الرمّان والمُدُن“
http://messa.uchicago.edu/arabiccircle/10.26.12 Mahmoud Said Habbat Al-Ruman wal-Mudun.MP3
الناتو وندى الفجر
http://messa.uchicago.edu/arabiccircle/11.16.12 Mahmoud Saeed.MP3
Wajdi Hammed:
بقرأ من شعره ومن شعر أبي نواس
http://messa.uchicago.edu/arabiccircle/1.11.13 Wajdi Arabic Circle.MP3
Nathan Miller:
The … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Osama Esber شعر اسامة اسبر

Osama Esber is a poet, short story writer, publisher and translator. He is member of the editorial board of Fiker Magazine and director of the publishing House Bidayat (Beginnings). Among his poetry collections are: Screens of History (1994); The Accord of Waves (1995); Repeated Sunrise … Continue reading

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Links to Umar

I will be uploading our readings from this quarter from Osama Esber and Mahmoud Saeed shortly, as soon as we can sort out some technical issues.
Here are the links to the miniseries “Omar.” These are provided for whatever pedagogical value … Continue reading

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The Arabic Novel and The Civil Uprising

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents:
The Arabic Novel and The Civil Uprising
الرواية العربية والانتفاضة المدنية
by Boutros al-Hallaq — بطرس الحلّّاق
Boutros al-Hallaq is Professor of the History of Arabic Literature
at The University of Sorbonne, Paris III
Recorded November 18, 2011
MP3

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