Trickery, Poetry, Intoxication: The Magic of Medieval Arabic Literature
Emily Selove (IAIS, Exeter)
|A Centre for Medieval Studies seminar|
|Date||30 January 2019|
|Time||16:00 to 18:00|
|Place||Digital Humanities LaboratoryQueen’s Digital Humanities Seminar 2 (B.02)|
Emily Selove from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies offers us insights into the occult world of medieval Arabic literature.
MagiCog: Cognitive Approaches to Ancient Magic
The workshop is generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1136 Education and Religion at the University of Goettingen, and the Institute of Classical Studies.
“Magical Cities” CFP deadline January 31
The University of Portsmouth’s Supernatural Cities research group presents their fourth conference: Magical Cities. This one-day conference seeks to explore the magical potential of urban environments. To what extent are fictional cities ‘real’ or grounded in reality? In what ways are ‘real’ cities fictional or fantastical creations of their observers and inhabitants? How have people historically imagined the urban environment and through what social, cultural, literary or political lenses? How might the geography of the city space suggest surreal, unreal, supernatural or magical characteristics or personalities? How do such spaces affect our identities?