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Kevin Blankinship
Brigham Young University
Occupation
Assistant Professor
Contact
Brigham Young University, 3064 JFSB
Provo, UT, 84602
United States
ABOUT
Kevin Blankinship is Assistant Professor of Arabic at Brigham Young University. His essays and poetry have appeared in The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Times Literary Supplement, inter alia. He is @AmericanMaghreb on Twitter.
Discipline
Literature
Sub Areas
Arabic
Persian
7th-13th Centuries
African Studies
Andalusi Studies
Arab Studies
Classical
Comparative
Islamic Studies
Medieval
Maghreb Studies
Middle East/Near East Studies
Mediterranean Studies
Translation
Geographic Areas of Interest
Islamic World
All Middle East
Arab States
Egypt
Maghreb
Mediterranean Countries
Morocco
Syria
The Levant
Specialties
Classical Arabic Poetry And Poetics
Arabic Literature In Iberia And North Africa
Abu Al-`Ala' Al-Ma`arri
Languages
Arabic (fluent)
Persian (intermediate)
French (intermediate)
German (intermediate)
Portuguese (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)
Latin (intermediate)
Education
PhD | 2018 | Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations | University of Chicago
MA | 2015 | Summer Arabic School | Middlebury College
MA | 2009 | Comparative Literature | UNC Chapel Hill
BA | 2007 | Comparative Literature | Brigham Young University
Abstracts
A Second Matching Brocade: Medieval Theologians on Emulation (mu`arada) of the Qur'an Al-Ma`arri's Menagerie in the Maghreb A Little World Made Cunningly: Al-Ma`arri and the Verse of Cosmic Principle A Banū Sāsān Underworld Poem by Naṣrid Andalusī Jurist ʿUmar al-Mālaqī (d. after 1440 CE)