Episode 49 of the Podcast for Social Research features Yasmine Seale, translator of a new edition of The Thousand and One Nights(The Arabian Nights), in conversation with Ajay Singh Chaudhary and Rebecca Ariel Porte. They consider the composition and reception of the Nights, its status in Arab and Western literature, the poetics of Seale’s translation, orientalism, traditions of storytelling, the figure of Scheherazad, and the complex forms of gender, sexuality, and power at work in this collection of stories. This audio comes from The Arabian Nights and Its Afterlives, a virtual event held on November 23rd, 2021.
December 24, 2021
Podcast for Social Research, Episode 49: The Arabian Nights
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