Essays & Ponderings


 On Letting Hebrew Literature Be Itself 

 The Transaltor's Dilemma: Appreciating the Smell of the Flowers of Evil 

 My Verse In Time To Come: The Case for A Modern English Shakespeare

 Esperanto: An International Auxiliary Clusterfuck

 The Tragedy of Fred Phelps: How Priggishness Poisoned Everything

 On Pronouncing Ancient Greek: Food For Classicists' Thought

 Sinorrhea: Why Joss Whedon's Firefly Annoys Me

 Everybody's an Asshole About Palestine

Works in progress (i.e. coming soon. Or coming at some point at least):

 The Khorasani Nightingale: Nasal Vowels and Phantom Syllables in Medieval Persian Scansion

 Vox Arabica: The Pronunciation of Classical Arabic and its Development

 Vox Persica: The Pronunciation of Medieval Persian

 Miscellaneous Notes on the Phonology of Classical Latin

 Reading Hafiz in my Underwear: My Encounter With Persian Poetry

 For Auld's Lang-Sign: Esperanto as a Poetic Medium

 Catching Homophobia: How the West Taught The Muslim World to Hate Queers

 Al-Shanfarā's Lāmiyya as evidence for mixed-gender combat in pre-Islamic Arabia.

 Did Shanfara Really Burn His Bow? - What the Lāmiyya can tell us about ancient Arab archery.

 All Rhymes and Climes: What the Qur'an's rhyming habits can tell us about early Arabic.

 If It Looks Like A Cock: Ṣuˁlūk poets of Pre-Islamic Arabia and the poetics of antisocial gender-inversion.




1 comment:

  1. You have a great gift. You MUST write a book sir.

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