Anis Makdisi Program in Literature(AMPL)
Anis Makdisi Program 
The Anis K. Makdisi Program in Literature promotes and supports an interdisciplinary dialogue and an openness to different cultural forms and traditions in the study of literature, in keeping with the approaches elaborated in the work of Anis K. Makdisi. The aim of this transformative program is to encourage and develop literary and humanistic studies at  AUB and to foster intellectual exchange among members of different departments, their students, and visiting scholars.
News and Events 



'Anfeh Unveiled'

Nadine Panayot Haroun (Balamand)

September 28, 2015 (6pm)

Boustani Aud. Van Dyck


LECTURE (within a conference)

''The Impact of the Protestant and Catholic Translations of the Bible on the Arab Renaissance'

Amin Albert Rihani (NDU)

November 2, 2015 (6pm)

Boustani Aud. Van Dyc


LECTURES (within a series of seminars/panels)

"Philosophy and Religion as a 'Way of Life'"

(AUB, NDU, University of Mashhad, Cedars Institute)

November 19, 2015 (10:30am)

West Hall, Aud. A



"Celebrating the English Translation of an Anis Makdisi Arabic Poem"

(English Department & Ahliah School)

December 7, 2015 (7:00pm)

West Hall, Aud. A

[Anis Makdisi's POEM: Arabic & English]



"Absence: The Manifestations of a Recollected Presence"

May Muzaffar

(English Department & CAMES)

December 8, 2015 (5:00pm)

West Hall, Aud. B



"Issam Mahfouz: Pioneering Poet and Playwright"

عصام محفوظ في الذكرى العاشرة لغيابه

February 3, 2016 (6pm)

West Hall, Bathish



بشارة السيّدة مريم العذراء 


March 24, 2016 (5pm)

Issam Fares Institute Auditorium



Charles Malik the Philosopher

Reflections on Process and Impact

NDU Issam Fares Hall 30 March 2016

AUB College Hall B1 31 March 2016




Ian Richard Netton

Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies

(University of Exeter)

The Ikhwan al-Safa' and their Rasa'il

College Hall B1, 4 April 2016 (4:30pm)



Dionisius A. Agius

Al Qasimi Professor of Arabic Studies

& Islamic Material Culture

(University of Exeter)

The Sea is Our Life:

Seaborne Exploration in Medieval Islam

College Hall B1, 5 April 2016 (4:30pm)



Liberal Arts and the Modern University

West Hall Aud. B, 5 May 2016 (9am-6pm)


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