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11860Lecture on Egyptian Literature in Toronto

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  • societystudyegyptianantiquities
    Jan 1, 2010
      The Birth of Ancient Egyptian Literature
      Speaker: James P. Allen, Brown University
      Friday, January 8, 2010 | 7:00 pm
      Room 142, 5 Bancroft Ave, Toronto, Ontario
      This lecture is free and open to all

      The question of which Egyptian texts can be considered literature has
      long been a matter of discussion. In recent years, various attempts have
      been made to answer the question, some using literary theory. One such
      answer has some surprising implications for the origins of literature as
      a reflection of ancient Egyptian psychology.

      About The Speaker: James P. Allen received his PhD from the University
      of Chicago. Before joining Brown University in 2007 as the Wilbour
      Professor of Egyptology, Prof. Allen was an epigrapher with the
      University of Chicago's Epigraphic Survey, the Cairo Director of the
      American Research Center in Egypt, and a curator of Egyptian art at the
      Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is also President of the International
      Association of Egyptologists. Prof. Allen's research interests include
      ancient Egyptian grammar and literature, religion, and history. He has
      written extensively on these subjects, including Genesis in Egypt: the
      Philosophy of Ancient Egyptian Creation Accounts (Yale, 1988), Middle
      Egyptian: an Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs
      (Cambridge, 2000), The Heqanakht Papyri (MMA, 2002), and The Ancient
      Egyptian Pyramid Texts (Society of Biblical Literature, 2005). He is
      currently working on publication of material from the Metropolitan
      Museum's excavations at Lisht and Dahshur and on an historical study of
      the phonology and grammar of ancient Egyptian.

      presented by The Toronto Chapter of
      The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
      Toronto, ON, Canada
      For more information, visit http://www.thessea.org/events.php
      <http://www.thessea.org/events.php> , email sseatoronto@...
      <mailto:sseatoronto@...> or phone 647-520-4339

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