Seminar: Arabic Travel Writing from Japan


Date / Time Mon 8 Aug 3:00-5:00pm
Venue TUFS ILCAA / Online meeting
Language English
Registration Please register through the link below by Aug 7.
Admission: Free
Organized by NIHU Global Area Studies Program: The Global Mediterranean at ILCAA (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa)
Contact Emi Goto
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A Case of Curious Comparisons:Arabic Travel Writing from Japan

Dr. Nicholas Mangialardi
(Williams College, Massachusetts, USA)

This talk explores Arabic travelogues from Japan, examining common themes and structures in a number of works and highlighting cultural flows between East Asia and the Arab world.

Dr. Nicholas Mangialardi is a scholar of Arabic literature and music whose research focuses on modern Egypt. He is currently working as a visiting assistant professor of Arabic Studies. His recent works include “The Social Life of Songbooks” (ArabLit Quarterly, 2021) and “Deciphering Egyptian Rap Ciphers,” (Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 2019).