Ian Campbell at Jacksonville State University

1Mar - by Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad - 0 - In News

For the readers who are in Alabama here is treat, Ian Campbell, about whom we posted just a few days ago will be giving a lecture on Hayy ibn Yaqzan tomorrow at the Jacksonville State University, here is more info from the university’s website:

Dr. Campbell to Present “‘Hayy ibn Yaqzan,’ the World’s First Science Fiction Novel” on March 2

02/29/2016

On Wednesday, March 2, Dr. Ian Campbell, from Georgia State University, will present “Speculative Fiction and Philosophy: ‘Hayy ibn Yaqzan,’ the World’s First Science Fiction Novel,” a lecture on the first Arabic novel by 12th-century Spanish Muslim writer Ibn Tufayl.

Campbell directs the Arabic program at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His work on Arabic-language Moroccan novels has appeared in the Journal of Arabic Literature and Middle East Literatures. His book “Labyrinths, Intellectuals, and the Revolution: The Arabic-Language Moroccan Novel,” 1957–72 was published by Brill in 2013. His work on Arabic-language science fiction has appeared in Science Fiction Studies and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He also administers a YouTube channel, Arabic Grammar Unpacked.

This event, organized by the English Department and the Faculty Commons, will take place at 4:30 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library. For more information, please contact Dr. Raina Kostova at rkostova@jsu.edu.

http://www.jsu.edu/news/articles/2016/02/dr.-campbell-to-present-hayy-ibn-yaqzan,-the-worlds-first-science-fiction-novel-on-march-2-.html

Thanks to Hal H. for the info.


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