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Goethe, as West embraces East

There is an interesting article on Qantara about the significance of the German poet Goethe’s famous West-Östliche Divan, first published 1819. To …


Poetry and the Poet

by George Nicolas El-Hage, Ph.D. Poetry is the language of prophecy spoken by the angels and gods when they populated this earth …


Googling Ibn Majid

One of the most famous Arab navigators is the Omani Ahmad b. Majid, who flourished in the latter half of the 15th …


Pythagorus in Egypt

The Greek mathematician Pythagorus, considered the founder of mathematics, left his home in Samos for Egypt in 535 BCE. A decade later …


Omens of an Intellectual Death

Found Poems on “Scholarly Knowledge” from Promotion Review Letters by Dr. REDACTED, Professor of Anthropology, REDACTED University Dedicated to Dell Hymes, who …



By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Aarhus University § Photo by author. i. I carry home the shock of green wheat it nods as I …