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January 2021

Book Talk: Domenico Ingenito’s “Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry”

Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

Book Launch: Domenico Ingenito’s Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry (Brill, 2020) A conversation with Paul Losensky (Indiana University) and Jane Mikkelson (University of Virginia) Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:00 AM (Pacific Time) Click Here to RSVP Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry explores the relationship between sexuality, politics, and spirituality in the lyrics of Saʿdi Shirazi (d. 1292 CE), one of the most revered masters…

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February 2021

Hebrew Poetry of Life & Love: Rachel Bluwstein, Leah Goldberg and Naomi Shemer

Feb 10 @ 11:00 am

Israeli poetesses Leah Goldberg (left), Rachel Bluwstein, and Naomi Shemer. (Courtesy: Grubner/Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Wikimedia.org; and Wikipedia, respectively; cropped). Used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Nili Alon Amit, a Visiting Scholar at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, will discuss the works of several important Israeli poetesses Rachel Bluwstein and Leah Goldberg, and beloved songwriter Naomi Shemer, and relate them to world philosophy and literature of happiness. RSVP HERE Click the link above to register and join the…

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