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Trans;form: Comparative Literature with Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Urdu

November 29, 2018 (All day) to November 30, 2018 (All day)
Stanford Humanities Center

A two-day symposium, with Emily Apter as the keynote participant, that seeks to answer the following question:

how is Comparative Literature shaped by consideration of Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, or Urdu?

4 sessions on 29 and 30 November 2018 at the Stanford Humanities Center with support from the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.

Drafts / notes / readings to be circulated among the participants in August/September 2018 (responses from graduate students). Arcade colloquy to host comments and documents.

Open to Stanford students and faculty; registration required.  Please contact Shoshana Olidort ( with any questions.