What's Going On at MEMS?
MEMS continues to sponsor the Premodern Colloquium (meets Sundays once a month) and support the Medieval Lunch series (see schedule under Rackham Seminars on this site) as well as occasional MEMS Lectures.
We hope you will join us, and watch the website calendar of events for upcoming lectures and other activities of interest!
The Premodern Colloquium. Anti-Aljamiado: Transliterating Arabic in the Antialcoranes
Ryan Szpiech is Associate Professor of Spanish and Judaic Studies, and Director of the Center for Middle East and North African Studies at the University of Michigan, where he teaches and writes about translation, conversion, and religious interaction in medieval and early modern Iberia. He is the author of Conversion and Narrative: Reading and Religious Authority in Medieval Polemic (Pennsylvania, 2013), which won the La Corónica Book Award (2015); editor of Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean (Fordham, 2015) and of a special issue of Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (2011) on “Gender and Genre in Medieval Sepharad”; and co-editor of Interreligious Encounters in Polemics between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia and Beyond (Brill, 2018) and Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures (Brill, 2019). In 2019, he completed a 25-minute documentary about the history of King Alfonso X, entitled “The Birth of Spanish in 3D” ( https://birth-of-spanish.rll.lsa.umich.edu/). Since 2013, he has been editor-in-chief of the journal Medieval Encounters.
|Building:||Off Campus Location|
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||arabic, comparative literature, Literature, Spanish Studies|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)|