Walter Andrews: “Making Sense of Ottoman Love Poetry from Prairie Voles to Poiesis”
February 15, 2013, 12:15 PM, Building 70, Room 72A1
Religious Studies Coloquium
Walter Andrews (University of Washington), “Making Sense of Ottoman Love Poetry from Prairie Voles to Poiesis”
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 Unviersity Press, 2005).
[Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies]