Some main issues on oral tradition

Nhar l-Erbgħa 25 ta’ Mejju fl-4.30pm, il-Prof. Mourad Yelles mill-università INALCO ta’ Pariġi, se jagħmel taħdita bl-Ingliż dwar it-tradizzjoni orali, bl-isem “Some main issues on oral tradition. Women’s urban quatrains in North Africa.”

Din l-attività, li hija miftuħa għal kulħadd, se ssir fil-Librerija tal-Fakultà tal-Arti, u qed tiġi organizzata mid-Dipartiment tal-Malti bħala parti minn proġett dwar It-Tradizzjoni Orali. 

Il-Prof. Yelles speċjalizza fil-letteratura komparata u r-riċerka tiegħu tiffoka fuq l-influwenzi ta’ letteraturi differenti fuq xulxin, il-kitbiet u t-tradizzjonijiet orali tal-Magreb, u fuq iċ-ċinema, il-mużika, u l-immaġinarji postkolonjali. Il-Prof. Yelles studja fl-Universitajiet tal-Algier, Londra (SOAS) u s-Sorbonne (Paris 3).

Hemm aktar tagħrif dwar din it-taħdita fuq il-paġna ta’ Facebook tad-Dipartiment tal-Malti tal-Università ta’ Malta.



On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, at 4.30pm in the Faculty of Arts Library of the University, Prof. Mourad Yelles will be giving a public talk in English entitled, “Some main issues on oral tradition. Women’s urban quatrains in North Africa.” His overview of this complex area of study will be illustrated by references to his research on female oral poetry in the Maghreb. The talk is being organized by the Department of Maltese in the Faculty of Arts. Academics, students and the general public are welcome to attend.

This event will launch a research project on Maltese Oral Traditions coordinated by Dr Adrian Grima, Prof. Manwel Mifsud and Dr Michael Spagnol. The Department of Maltese aims to bring together Maltese and foreign academics, as well as researchers working in the community. This long-term research project will feature other public talks by both established and up-and-coming researchers in the field, including postgraduate students.

Mourad Yelles is professor of Maghrebi literature at the Paris based INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales). A scholar of Maghrebi literatures in both francophone and arabophone North Africa, he also probes francophone American and Caribbean literary productions, focusing on comparative studies of these oral and written literatures.

Prof. Yelles studied at the Universities of Algiers, London (SOAS) and the Sorbonne (Paris 3). He is the head of the research team on Langues et Cultures du Nord de l’Afrique et Diasporas (LACNAD). His estensive work on female oral poetry in Algeria now extends to the Maghreb in general. Prof. Yelles has given various lectures hosted by the Department of Maltese and carries out research together with members of the Department.



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