The Program

Congress Event

'Leo Africanus' discovers comedy: Genre intersection and its aftermath


Monday, June 3, 2013, 10:15 - 11:45


Bob Wright Building - B150

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Companion of the Order of Canada and winner of the prestigious Holberg International Memorial Award, Natalie Zemon Davis has been called "one of the greatest living historians." In this talk, she maps the contours of narrative using the interdisciplinary approach that is her hallmark and explores the intersections between Arabic medieval and 16th century theatre through the lens of the "trickster," Leo Africanus.