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“Making Sense of Ottoman Love Poetry from Prairie Voles to Poiesis”


February 15, 2013
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm



Religious Studies Colloquium with Walter G. Andrews, Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Literature, University of Washington.  Co-sponsored by the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Mediterranean Studies Forum. For Religious Studies, Abbasi Program, and Mediterranean Studies faculty and graduate students. RSVP to Sunny Toy (toy@stanford.edu).

Walter Andrews is Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Literature at the University of Washington, and co-director of the Ottoman Text Archive Project. He received his Ph.D. in Turkish Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and has published extensively on Ottoman and Turkish poetry and literature. His outstanding contributions to Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies are recognized by various awards, including  the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Mentoring Award, the Turkish Republic Order of Merit Medal, and Lighthouse Award. Among his most recent publications are “Turkish Literature on the World Stage” (Turkish Book Review, 2008), Seasons of the Word: Selected Poems of Hilmi Yavuz (Syracuse University Press, 2007), Uzaklardan Gelen Sevgili: Victoria R. Holbrook [Festschrift for Victoria R. Holbrook] (Kanat, 2006), and The Age of Beloveds: Love and the Beloved in Early-Modern Ottoman and European Culture and Society (Duke University Press, 2005).