Combining East and West: Jawdat Haydar’s Unique School of Thought

LAU Beirut Campus - AKSOB 903

The Department of Communication, Arts and Languages at the LAU School of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Friends of Jawdat Haydar are holding a lecture to celebrate the late poet Jawdat Haydar. 

Combining East and West: Jawdat Haydar’s Unique School of Thought

by Dr. Ramzi Salti

The lecture will be followed by a visit to the Memorial Room of Jawdat Haydar at the Riyad Nassar Library

Speaker’s Biography
Dr. Ramzi Salti is a Lecturer in Arabic Studies at Stanford University since 1999. He has also taught a wide array of courses in several other universities in the USA and Jordan. His fields of interest include Arabic cultural productions, postcolonial theory, Pop Culture, and the use of technology to enhance language proficiency in the classroom. Dr. Salti has published a collection of short stories under the title: The Native Informant & Other Stories: Six Tales of Defiance from the Arab World (1994). He consistently publishes essays and articles in such journals as World Literature TodayThe International Fiction ReviewThe Journal of Arabic Literature and Notes on Contemporary Literature. His doctoral dissertation, which surveys the misrepresentations of marginalized sexualities in Arabic literature, has been published in several scholarly journals.