Friday 12th February 5.30pm.
Michelle Quay will speak on
Female Heroism in Sufi Hagiographical Texts – From Sulami (d. 1021) to ‘Attar (d. ca. 1221)
Michelle Quay’s research in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge, focuses on the treatment of gender in Pre-modern Persian mystical poetry, particularly the poetry of the 12th century poet Farid al-Din ‘Attar. In this talk she presents a re-reading of premodern Persian and Arabic Sufi hagiographical texts from the 11th – 13th centuries through the lens of gender and the body.
Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome.
Ancient India & Iran Trust
23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8BG
Tel: +44 (0)1223 356841