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Dirgham H. Sbait, World Languages and Literatures faculty, upon the invitation of the Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Oklahoma at Norman presented a public lecture in English titled, "Palestinian Folk Poetry As Extemporized-Sung Rhymes: Genre
Author: University Communications
Posted: April 21, 2014

Dirgham H. Sbait, World Languages and Literatures faculty, upon the invitation of the Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Oklahoma at Norman presented a public lecture in English titled, "Palestinian Folk Poetry As Extemporized-Sung Rhymes: Genres, Major Topics, and the Learning and Training Process of the Poet-Singers of this Popular Zajal Tradition." A presentation in Arabic for the students and the faculty of the Arabic Flagship Program that entailed an introduction to the art of Zajal as extemporized-Sung by the traditional Palestinian poet-singers, and the various genres they compose in the spoken Palestinian Arabic, augmented by DVD samples recorded in weddings and other joyous occasions, and related social-cultural traditions. April 2014.