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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. 

Courses Taught This Year

  • ARBC 101: Elementary Arabic (Fall 2018)
  • ARBC 204: Intermediate Arabic (Fall 2018)
  • MUSC 172: Oud (Fall 2018)
  • ARBC 205: Intermediate Arabic (Winter 2019)
  • MUSC 172: Oud (Winter 2019)
  • ARBC 223: Arab Music Workshop (Spring 2019)
  • ARBC 222: Music in the Middle East (Spring 2019)
  • ARBC 315: Readings in Premodern Arabic Anthologies (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 172: Oud (Spring 2019)
  • MUSC 172: Oud (Fall 2019)

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


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.

Profile updated July 29, 2018

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