The Enduring Legacies of the Arabian Nights: in conversation with Muhsin Al-Musawi
July 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We would like to invite you to the free-to-attend online event ‘The Enduring Legacies of the Arabian Nights: in conversation with Muhsin Al-Musawi organised by King’s College London and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) taking place on Wednesday 6 July at 6pm BST.
The event will see Professor Muhsin Al-Musawi (winner of the 2022 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Culture in Other Languages) in conversation with Haya Alfarhan (DPhil candidate in comparative literature at King’s College London), discussing his award-winning book and research, as well as the enduring global influence of The Arabian Nights and why this book continue to fascinate readers today.
Prof. Al-Musawi’s book The Arabian Nights in Contemporary World Cultures: Global Commodification, Translation, and the Culture Industry (Cambridge University Press, 2021) examines the enduring vogue of the Nights among writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and philosophers, from Marcel Proust to Walt Disney. He considers their translation and appropriation in the context of colonial legacies.