Dr. Dick Davis to Give Reading

The Georgetown Global Medieval Studies Program, Shahrzad and Farhad Jalinous Lecture Series of the Persian Studies Program, and the Georgetown Humanities Initiative present:

Dick Davis

Nezami’s Khosrow and Shirin

Dr. Dick Davis (The Ohio State University, Emeritus) will talk about this 12th century masterpiece of Persian poetry and read from his new translation of it.

February 26, 2023, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
McGhee Library (ICC 301)

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited so please R.S.V.P. in advance to guarantee entry.

Live Streaming Reading Link Here

Image: Khosrow watches Shirin bathing, from the Khamsa of Nizami, London, British Library MS Or. 2265, fol. 53v.

Dr. Dick Davis
Dick Davis, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature is “widely acknowledged as the leading translator of Persian literature in our time” (The Washington Post). Dr. Davis’ latest work is a translation of Nezami Ganjavi’s Khosrow and Shirin, the story of Iranian prince Khosrow’s love for the Armenian princess Shirin. This is a tumultuous tale which the exigencies of politics and warfare intertwine with no less powerful forces of erotic desire and the quest for personal and spiritual fulfillment.

Reception to follow in ICC Atrium.


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