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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Edward FitzGerald's "The Rubaíyát of Omar Khayyám"

Tue, January 19, 2010 • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM • CBA 4.344

Jalaloddin Rumi (1207-1273), the premier Middle Eastern "Sufi" poet,  is a bestselling author in the West and perhaps the most popular poet in America. This is the introductory lecture for a Persian literature-in-translation course, designed for undergraduate students without any background in Iranian Studies or the Persian language, examines the Rumi phenomenon through a close reading of representative texts of translated Persian poems and, in the process, dispels popular myths about Rumi and other Persian poets. 


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