"The Story and the Word: Arabic Narrative and the Qur'an"
Bruce Fudge, professor of Arabic, Département des langues et des littératures méditerranéennes, slaves et orientales, Université de Genève will speak on “The Story and the Word: Arabic Narrative and the Qur’an,” Thursday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in 101 Chapin Hall. Professor Fudge is the author of "Qur'anic Hermeneutics" (2011), as well as various articles on Qur'ânic exegesis, literary theory and both medieval and modern Arabic literature. His current work focuses on two areas: 1) the origins of the collection of the "1001 Nights" and 2) the relationship between knowledge and narrative in classical and medieval Arabic prose. The lecture is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Willis D. Wood Fund and is free and open to the public.