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Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

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Convenors:
Professor Stefan Sperl, SOAS, University of London
Professor Trevor Dadson FBA, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Yorgos Dedes, SOAS, University of London

Thu 9 Nov 2017 09:30 to Sat 11 Nov 2017 17:00

The conference is intended to generate the first comparative overview of the extent to which Neoplatonist philosophy has permeated poetic forms, styles, themes and figurative language as well as poetic theory in seven principal languages of the greater Mediterranean region, from late antiquity to the modern period. Listed in alphabetical order, they are Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Persian, Spanish and Turkish. The findings are intended to result in a major publication which will shed light on the significance of Neoplatonism as a cross-cultural phenomenon which links the literary traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The first two days of the event will be held at the British Academy and the final day at SOAS. Further details and registration can be found here:
http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/faces-infinite-neoplatonism-and-poetics-confluence-africa-asia-and-europe