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Anis Makdisi Program in Literature(AMPL)
Anis Makdisi Program in Literature
The Anis Makdisi Program in Literature promotes and supports interdisciplinary dialogues with an openness to different cultural forms and traditions in the study of literature and the humanities, in keeping with the approaches elaborated in the work of the scholar Anis K. Makdisi. The aim of this transformative program is to encourage and develop literary and humanistic studies at  the American University of Beirut, and to foster intellectual exchanges among members of different departments, their students, and visiting scholars, along with outreach activities in partnership with various academic and cultural institutions in Lebanon and abroad.
News and Events


Prof. Simon Palfrey (Oxford, UK)
“The Challenge of Shakespeare”
West Hall (Aud. A) / Monday October 3, 2016 (5:30 pm)


Prof. Simon Palfrey (Oxford, UK)

"The Challenge of King Lear"

West Hall (Aud. B) / Tuesday October 4, 2016 (2:00 pm)

[in association with the English Department and the AUB's theater group]



"AUB's Theater and Choir Night"

(20th anniversary of Al-Madina Theater

and AUB's 150th)

Al-Madina Theater / Tuesday October 26, 2016 (6:00pm)

[in association with Al-Madina Theater, AUB's 150th anniversary, and the Zaki Nassif Program for Music]



"In Remembrance of Constantine Zurayk"

Issam Fares Institute Auditorium & Bathish Auditorium

Monday October 31, 2016 (9:00am-7:00pm)

[in association with the Constantine Zurayk Cultural Foundation, CAH, CAMES, and the History Department]



"The Philosophical Legacy of Ameen Rihani"

Notre Dame University (Abu Khater Aud.),

Wednesday November 23-24, 2016

AUB, College Hall B1

Friday November 25, 2016



Dr Timothy Brennan (US)

"Diaspora, Intellectuals, and the State"

Thursday November 24, 2016

(6:00pm - College Hall B1)



Dr Maher Mahmassani (US)

"Islam in Retrospect"

Monday December 5, 2016

(5:00pm - Bldg. 37)



Dr Elisabeth Boehm (Germany)

"Wagner the Ring in Bayreuth and the Idea of Cultural Identity"

Tuesday December 6, 2016

(5:30pm - Bldg. 37)


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