CFP: “Russia and the Middle East (Pre-modern)”

CFP: “Russia and the Middle East (Pre-modern)”

We welcome proposals that examine translations of books and exchange of knowledge between the Middle East and Russia in the pre-modern period:

131st MLA Annual Convention, Austin, 7–10 January 2016

Title of panel: “Russia and the Middle East (Pre-modern)”

Description: this  special panel examines broad cultural interaction between pre-modern Russia and the Middle East in the areas of travel/pilgrimage; diplomatic and religious missions; trade; knowledge exchange (incl. book translations); or other. Papers on Arabic sources are especially welcome.

250-word proposals (along with full name, e-mail and academic affiliation) by 9 March 2015 to: Suha Kudsieh (kudsieh@gmail.com).