Courtiers and Courtesans, Princesses and Prostitutes: the Forgotten Women of Medieval Persian Poetry

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October 16, 2019
5:30PM - 6:30PM
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Psychology Building Room 006

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Add to Calendar 2019-10-16 17:30:00 2019-10-16 18:30:00 Courtiers and Courtesans, Princesses and Prostitutes: the Forgotten Women of Medieval Persian Poetry

Autumn 2019 NELC/Humanities Scholars Lecture Series
Each semester, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, in partnership with the OSU Humanities Scholars Program, hosts a lecture series on topics of broad interest to students and the OSU community. The Autumn 2019 Lecture Series will include talks scheduled for October 16, 23, and 29. 


Courtiers and Courtesans, Princesses and Prostitutes: the Forgotten Women of Medieval Persian Poetry with Dr. Dick Davis

Look in any anthology of "classical" (i.e. medieval) Persian poetry and  you would be lucky to find more than two women poets listed, and it's always the same two. But in reality there were fine women poets writing in Persian in virtually every generation from the 10th century on; this talk will examine the work of four of these poets and the extraordinary range of their poetry (witty, feisty, bawdy, plaintive, grieving, angry, contemptuous …).

Psychology Building Room 006 Near Eastern Languages and Cultures nelc@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Autumn 2019 NELC/Humanities Scholars Lecture Series
Each semester, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, in partnership with the OSU Humanities Scholars Program, hosts a lecture series on topics of broad interest to students and the OSU community. The Autumn 2019 Lecture Series will include talks scheduled for October 16, 23, and 29. 


Courtiers and Courtesans, Princesses and Prostitutes: the Forgotten Women of Medieval Persian Poetry with Dr. Dick Davis

Look in any anthology of "classical" (i.e. medieval) Persian poetry and  you would be lucky to find more than two women poets listed, and it's always the same two. But in reality there were fine women poets writing in Persian in virtually every generation from the 10th century on; this talk will examine the work of four of these poets and the extraordinary range of their poetry (witty, feisty, bawdy, plaintive, grieving, angry, contemptuous …).