Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe
- 11/11/2017 5:00pm
Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East, SOAS
This is the third day of a three-day conference convened by the British Academy and SOAS. It is intended to generate the first comparative overview of the extent to which Neoplatonist philosophy has permeated poetic forms, styles, themes and figurative language as well as poetic theory in seven principal languages of the greater Mediterranean region, from late antiquity to the modern period. Listed in alphabetical order, they are Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Persian, Spanish and Turkish. The findings are intended to result in a major publication.