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Yaron Klein

Yaron Klein

Education & Professional History

Harvard University, AM, PhD.

Tel Aviv University, BA.

At Carleton since 2009.

Highlights & Recent Activity

“Refined Discourse: Abū Ṭayyib al-Washshāʾ and the Poetics of Inscribed Objects”. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 138 no.1 (2018): 1-28.

"Music, Rapture and Pragmatics: Ghazālī on Samāʿ and Wajd." In No Tapping around Philology: A Festschrift in Honor of Wheeler McIntosh Thackston Jr.'S 70th Birthday, edited by Alireza Korangy and Daniel J. Sheffield. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014: 215-42.

“Imagination and Music: Takhyīl and the Production of Music in al-Fārābī's Kitāb al-mūsīqī al-kabīr.” In Takhyil: the Imaginary in Classical Arabic Poetics. Volume 2: Studies, edited by Geert Jan van Gelder and Marlé Hammond. Oxford: Oxbow (E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Trust), 2008: 179-95.

“Between Public and Private: An Examination of ḥisba Literature.” Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review 7 (2006): 41-62. 

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Middle Eastern Languages

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm; and by appointment

Yaron Klein (B.A., Tel Aviv University; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University) teaches Arabic language courses from elementary to advanced, and a variety of courses on Classical (Premodern) Arabic literature and contemporary Arab music. His research interests lie at the intersection of literature and music. He has published articles on the discourse on music in philosophical and Islamic writings, among others, in the writings of al-Fārābī and al-Ghazālī, and on ʿAbbāsid court poetry. He also teaches oud, the Arab lute (see profile on Carleton's Music Department page).

Middle Eastern Languages: Arabic

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm; and by appointment

Yaron Klein (B.A., Tel Aviv University; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University) teaches Arabic language courses from elementary to advanced, and a variety of courses on Classical (Premodern) Arabic literature and contemporary Arab music. His research interests lie at the intersection of literature and music. He has published articles on the discourse on music in philosophical and Islamic writings, among others, in the writings of al-Fārābī and al-Ghazālī, and on ʿAbbāsid court poetry. He also teaches oud, the Arab lute (see profile on Carleton's Music Department page).

Music

Yaron Klein (oud) received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He teaches Arab music and oud, in addition to Arabic language and literature. Dr. Klein was trained both as a (Western) classical violinist, studying with Avigdor Zamir (Haifa) and Maurice Crut (Paris), and as an oud and Arab violin player, studying with Bassam Saba (NY) and Taiseer Elias (Haifa). He collaborates regularly with various Middle East musicians, and performs locally, as a member of the Minneapolis based Amwaaj ensemble.

Middle East Studies

Yaron Klein (B.A., Tel Aviv University; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University) teaches Arabic language courses from elementary to advanced, and a variety of courses on Classical (Premodern) Arabic literature and contemporary Arab music. His research interests lie at the intersection of literature and music. He has published articles on the discourse on music in philosophical and Islamic writings, among others, in the writings of al-Fārābī and al-Ghazālī, and on ʿAbbāsid court poetry. He also teaches oud, the Arab lute (see profile on Carleton's Music Department page).

Profile updated July 29, 2018

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