For those in Abu Dhabi, NYUAD will be hosting a conversation between LAL General Editor Philip Kennedy and LAL Editor Maurice Pomerantz on December 12, 06:30-08:00pm. The discussion will focus on Kennedy’s most recent translation project: a sardonic novella called the Da`wat al-Aṭibbā,’ or Doctors’ Dinner Party, by Ibn Butlan (d. 1066 CE). Kennedy will discuss the significance of the work, as well as the particular challenges of translating it for a contemporary 21st century audience.
If you would like to attend, please register for the event here.
And if you would like to read more about Philip Kennedy’s translation of Ibn Butlan, check out this article from The National from September!
We hope to see you there, inshallah!