Gebäude in der Altensteinstraße 34

Prof. Dr. Renate Jacobi

Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies

Arabic Studies Department

Professor

Address Altensteinstraße 34
14195 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 838-52698
Fax +49 30 838-55544
Email jacobi@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Specialist areas of research

Classical Arabic Literature (Poetry, Biography, Sufism)

Brief Biography

Born 1936 in Volzrade, Mecklenburg; 1958-1963 Pursued Islamic Studies, Semitic Studies and Egyptology in Tübingen and London; 1963 Doctorate from Tübingen; 1970 Habilitation from the University of the Saarland (venia legendi: Islamic Studies); 1970-1994 Taught as Professor at Saarbrücken; 1994-2000 Chair of Arabic Studies at the Free University Berlin; since 2001 Honorary Professor at the Free University Berlin.

Publications   

2008    2006    2004    2002    2001    1999    1998    1997    1996    1995


2008

  • “Der Gelehrte und die Dichterin. Eine Seelenfreundschaft im mamlukischen
Ägypten.” Studien zur Semitistik und Arabistik. Festschrift für Hartmut
Bobzin. Eds. Otto Jastrow, Shabo Talay and Herta Hafenrichter. Wiesbaden,
2008. 183-203.

2006

  • “Layla al-Akhyaliyya: an Umayyad Feminist?” Poetry's Voice – Society's Norms: Forms of Interaction between Middle Eastern Writers and their Societies. Literaturen im Kontext arabisch – persisch – türkisch 24. Eds. Andreas Pflitsch and Barbara Winckler. Würzburg, 2006. 189-200.

2004

  • “Gelehrte Frauen im islamischen Spätmittelalter.” Nonne, Königin, Kurtisane: Wissen, Bildung und Gelehrsamkeit von Frauen in der frühen Neuzeit. Eds. Michaela Hohkamp and Gabriele Jancke. Königstein, 2004. 225-46.
  • “The 'Udhra: Love and Death in the Umayyad Period.” Martyrdom in Literature: Visions of Death and Meaningful Suffering in Europe and the Middle East from Antiquity to Modernity. Literaturen im Kontext arabisch – persisch – türkisch 17. Ed. Friederike Pannewick. Wiesbaden, 2004. 137-48.
  • “Al-Walid ibn Yazid, the last Ghazal Poet of the Umayyad Period.” Ghazal as World Literature, Vol. 1: Transformations of a Literary Genre. Beiruter Texte und Studien 89. Eds. Thomas Bauer and Angelika Neuwirth. Beirut/Würzburg, 2004. 131-55.

2002

  • “Zubayda bt. Dja'far.” The Encyclopaedia of Islam. Vol. 11. New ed. Leiden: Brill, 2002. 547-8.
  • “Zumurrud Khatun.” The Encyclopaedia of Islam. Vol. 11. New ed. Leiden: Brill, 2002. 571.

2001

  • “Al-Walid (II) ibn Yazid.” The Encyclopaedia of Islam. Vol. 11. New ed. Leiden: Brill, 2001. 128-9.
  • “Wer mit dem Drachen zecht. Zur Gotteserfahrung des islamischen Mystikers al-Hallag.” Jungiana. Beiträge zur Psychologie von C. G. Jung. Series A, 10. 2001. 11-37.

1999

  • “Porträt einer unsympatischen Frau: Hind bint 'Utba, die Feindin Mohammeds.” Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 89. 1999. 85-107.
  • Rev. of The Vagaries of the Qasidah. The Tradition and Practice of Early Arabic Poetry, by James E. Montgomery. Bibliotheca Orientalis 56 (1999): 533-6.
  • “'Udhri.” The Encyclopaedia of Islam/Encyclopédie de l'Islam. Vol. 10. New ed. Leiden: Brill, 1999. 774-6.

1998

  • “Professorinnen im islamischen Mittelalter.” Sofies Fächer. Wissenschaftlerinnen zu Frauenthemen. Sofie. Saarländische Schriftenreihe zur Frauenforschung 9. Ed. Eva D. Becker, et al. St. Ingbert: Röhrig Universitätsverlag, 1998. 37-55.
  • “al-'Abbas ibn al-Ahnaf.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Ed. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 2-3.
  • “Diwan.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 195-6.
  • “Hudhayl (Hudhayli poets).” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 292-3.
  • “Ibn al-Mu'tazz.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 354-5.
  • “Imru' al-Qays.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 394-5.
  • “Jamil ibn Ma'mar.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 410-41.
  • “Mukhadram.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 548.
  • “al-Nabigha al-Dhubyani.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 570.
  • “Orthodox caliphate.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 594-5.
  • “Qasida.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 630-3.
  • “Rawi.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 647.
  • “'Udhri poetry.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 789-90.
  • “'Umar ibn Abi Rabi'a.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 791-2.
  • “Umayyads.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 793-5.
  • “al-Walid ibn Yazid.” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Eds. J. Scott Meisami and P. Starkey. London: Routledge, 1998. 803.
  • “Das Fiktive und das Imaginäre in der klassischen arabischen Dichtung.”  Story-telling in the framework of non-fictional Arabic Literature. Ed. S. Leder. Wiesbaden, 1998. 20-33.

1997

  • “Bemerkungen zur frühislamischen Trauerpoesie.” Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 87 (1997): 83-99.

1996

  • “Al-Khayalani - A Variation of the Khayal Motif.” Journal of Arabic Literature 27 (1996): 2-12.
  • “The Origins of the Qasida Form.” Qasida Poetry in Islamic Asia and Africa. Classical Traditions and Modern Meanings. Vol. 1. Studies in Arabic Literature 20,1. Ed. S. Sperl et al. Leiden: Brill, 1996. 21-34.
  • “Von der Stammesdichtung zur Hofdichtung Probleme des Motivwandels in der frühen arabischen Literatur.” Ibn an-Nadim und die mittelalterliche arabische Literatur: Beiträge zum 1. Johann-Wilhelm-Fück-Kolloquium (Halle 1987). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1996. 103-10.
  • Rev. of The Zephyrs of Nejd: The Poetics of Nostalgia in the Classical Arabic Nasib, by Jaroslav Stetkevych. Bibliotheca Orientalis 53 (1996): 268-70.
  • Rev. of The Mute Immortals Speak: Pre-Islamic Poetry and the Poetics of Ritual, by Suzanne Pinckney-Stetkevych. Bibliotheca Orientalis 53 (1996).

1995

  • "Rawi." The Encyclopaedia of Islam/Encyclopédie de l’Islam, vol. 8. Ned - Sam.  New ed. Leiden: Brill, 1995. 466-7.
  • "Rahil." In: the Encyclopaedia of Islam/ Encyclopédie de l’Islam, vol. 8. Ned - Sam. - New ed. Leiden: Brill, 1995. 397-8.