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 Depiction of Female Physicality from Pre-Islamic until Abbasid Literature

http://messa.uchicago.edu/arabiccircle/2.8.13 Nathan Miller.MP3

Nathan’s handout: http://messa.uchicago.edu/arabiccircle/Arabic circle handout Women’s body image.pdf

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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 over Exile (2004); and Where He Doesn’t Live (2006). His short story collections are entitled The Autobiography of Diamonds (1996); Coffee of the Dead (2000); and Rhythms of a Different Time (in process). He has translated the works of Michael Ondaatje, Bertrand Russell, Tony Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Noam Chomsky, to name a few.

http://messa.uchicago.edu/arabiccircle/11.2.12 Osama Esber.MP3

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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 they have for Arabic students; neither the University of Chicago nor Arabic Circle nor CMES endorse any of the views expressed in the series.

On YouTube

On MBC’s Website

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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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The People’s Society and Iraqi Journalism in the 1930s

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents:

The People’s Society and Iraqi Journalism in the 1930s
جمعية الأهالي والصحافة العراقية في الثلاثينات

by Andrew Alger — أندرو الجار

Andrew Alger graduated from the University of Chicago in 2009 with a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He worked at Catholic Charities’ Department of Refugee & Immigration Services in Boston for a year before returning to Chicago, where he is currently pursuing an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies.

Recorded November 11, 2011

MP3

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The Free Verse Movement in the Arab World

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents:

The Free Verse Movement in the Arab World
حركة الشعر الحر في الوطن العربي

by Samah Azeez — سماح عزيز

Samah is a student at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and she teaches Arabic
at the Ancona School in Hyde Park, Chicago.

Recorded November 4, 2011

MP3

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Teaching Arabic Language in High School: The Case of a School in Chicago

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents:

Teaching Arabic Language in High School:
The Case of a School in Chicago
تعليم اللغة العربية بالمدارس الثانوية : مثال مدرسة في شيكاغو

by Bob Wiley — بوب وايلي

Bob is an alumnus of CMES, University of Chicago, and he currently teaches Arabic at
Lincoln Park High School, a state school on the north side of Chicago.

Recorded October 28, 2011

MP3

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A Writer From Meedan al-Tahrir

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents:

A Writer From Meedan al-Tahrir
كاتبة من ميدان التحرير

by Hala al-Badry — هالة البدري

Born in Cairo in 1954, Hala El Badry graduated from Cairo University and is now deputy editor-in-chief of Egypt’s radio and television magazine. “A Certain Woman”, her fourth novel, was awarded the prize for the best novel of 2001 at the Cairo International Book Fair.

Recorded October 21, 2011

MP3

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A Short Story: Am I Alive or Dead? A Vicious Cycle

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents:

A Short Story: Am I Alive or Dead?
A Vicious Cycle
قصة قصيرة: أحيّ أنا أم ميت؟ حلقة مفرغة

by Mahmoud Saeed — محمود سعيد

Mr. Saeed is a well known Iraqi author who has published over 20 novels
and collections of short stories during his career.

Recorded October 14, 2011

MP3

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Embodying Revolution and Democracy: A Literary Approach to the Arab Spring

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents:

Embodying Revolution and Democracy:
A Literary Approach to the Arab Spring
تجسيد الثورة والديموقراطية: قراءة أدبية في الربيع العربي

by Haitham Ibrahim — هيثم إبراهيم

Haitham is a PhD student in Comparative Literature, University of Chicago,
specializing in modern English, Arabic, and German literature, as well as the
relationship between literature and philosophy.

Recorded October 7, 2011

MP3

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