Join Senior Lecturer of the School of Modern Languages, Orhan Elmaz on Valentine's Day for a literary conversation about everything the heart may (or may not) desire in One Thousand and One Nights. Alongside Orhan, guest speaker's Dr Christine Rauer (St Andrews) and Prof Wen-Chin Ouyang (London) will join the conversation.
With a spotlight on Shahrazād, the heroine narrator of the Nights, Elmaz will discuss how the author's tales testify to a brilliant mind and are a captivating combination of turns of fate, the threat of death, perilous journeys, unexpected riches, spells and transformations.
Love and passion as we may experience them today feature many of her tales, including love at first sight, the love between and for royalty, the love between talented slaves and their owners, (failed) one-night stands, abducting brides, homosexual desire and sex, extramarital affairs, and more. Come and talk love and the Nights.
Running time: 1h 30m
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