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Upcoming UC Davis Event: Natalie Zemon Davis, "Leo Africanus Discovers 'Comedy': A Mediterranean Adventure"

Jan 26 2017

Wednesday, February 8th, 4:00pm 

Reception to Follow

Student Community Center, Meeting Room D (UC Davis)

This talk compares two traditions of theater and of theater criticism on either side of the Mediterranean in the early 16th century. Hasan al-Wazzan, known in Europe as “Leo Africanus,” was a Moroccan diplomat who was captured by Christian pirates and spent most of the 1520s in Rome as a Christian before returning to North Africa and Islam.

Natalie Zemon Davis is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History (Emerita) at Princeton University. She has been awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize, the Order of Canada and the National Humanities Medal.

This event is sponsored by TEAL Distinguished Speaker Series for Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures

For more information please contact: Noah Guynn,