Medieval Colloquium, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Dwight Reynolds is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California - Santa Barbara where his research interests include Arabic Language and Literature and Oral and Musical Traditions of the Middle East. His recent work includes The Sirat Bani Hilal Digital Archive, Arab Folklore: A Handbook (2007), and "Symbolic Narratives of Self: Dreams in Medieval Arabic Autobiography," as well as "Musical 'Membrances of Medieval Muslim Spain" (2000) and, as editor, Interpreting the Self: Autobiography in the Arabic Literary Tradition (2001). His current projects are a historical/ethnographic study of Andalusian musical traditions of the Arab world and a comparative study of Arabic and European autobiographies from the 9th to the 19th centuries.
Organized by the Institute for Advanced Study's Mediterranean Exchange Collaborative.