Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Journal of The 1001 Nights in the Media

 picture: Muhsin Mahdi's edition of the G-manuscript 1001 Nights

Mentions of the Journal:

Since I’ve started this website I have been humbled by the responses from people around the world, and by the number of people supporting it.

Here is a compilation of mentions of the blog in the media and elsewhere.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of its continuing growth.


            “The fact that websites are doing more than providing a wealth of folktale and fairy-tale primary texts to those who can access the Internet is further brought home by the multiplying of online publications, like the English-language Cabinet de Fees and Fairy Tale Review (both of which have issues also available in print); discussion forums such as SurLaLune’s, which in the October 2000-June 2011 period had 3,761 average visits per day and 23,391 total posts on over six hundred different topics; blogs, including Breezes from Wonderland by Harvard-based fairy-tale scholar Maria Tatar and the one Michael Lundell has maintained since 2007, The Journal of [the] 1001 Nights; and Facebook groups like Fairy Tale Films Research” (10).

Bacchilega, Christina. Fairy Tales Transformed?:  Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder. Detroit:  Wayne State UP, 2013.


Cited as reference in “Noble Betrayers of their Faith, Families and Folk: Some Non-Muslim Women in Mediaeval Arabic Popular Literature,” by Niall Christie, Folklore Volume 123, Issue 1, 2012, 84-98.


Paul Nurse – Eastern Dreams:  How The Arabian Nights Came to the World (Toronto: Viking Canada), 2010.

“Michael Lundell’s blog at http://http://journalofthenights.blogspot.com is at once informative and wide-ranging” (234).


Center for the Humanites – University of Wisconsin, Madison – the arabian nights in wisconsin (2010)

“Resource for scholarship on The Arabian Nights. Maintained by Michael Lundell, a PhD candidate in English Literature, this is probably the most comprehensive source of information on the text available online.”


Chicago Shakespeare Theater

“Michael Lundell, a PhD student in Literature working on the 1001 Nights has compiled numerous articles, reviews and links for the Nights, including a tremendous collection of video clips.”


1001 Dramaturgy Blog – Company One’s Production of Jason Grote’s 1001

I’m getting a lot of these illustration things from this wonderful blog dedicated to information re: Quitab Alif Lailah ua Lailah. I’m in the middle of perusing it right now, but feel free to check it out, it’s quite actively up-to-date. It’s run by Michael Lundell, a PhD candidate at UCSD focusing on the Nights. Thanks Michael!!


Part of The University of California, San Diego Library's "SAGE" project – An online directory of trusted sources of academic information.

Middle East Studies

Comparative Literature

(under blogs category)


Listed as reference on numerous related course websites, syllabi and other academic events including:

Comparative Literature CAS XL 225 – 1001 Nights in the World Literary Imagination, Boston University, Professor Margaret Litvin - http://1001nightsatbu.wordpress.com/

English 623:  The Arabian Nights in Literature and Culture, CSU Northridge, Professor Hatfield - http://the1001nights.wordpress.com/

English 2332:  World Literature, Collin County Community College District - http://iws.collin.edu/grooms/wl1f11calw.htm

The Arabian Nights in Wisconsin – 2010-2011 reading initiative and part of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. http://humanities.wisc.edu/


And a sighting/citing on Wired.com (which explains why this particular post has been the most popular of the blog for the past six months):

"Narquitectura: Inside the Fortified Palaces of Mexico’s Drug Lords"

  • By Robert Beckhuse


An earlier incarnation of the blog, and myself, are referenced here as well:

Perreault, Greg.  "Kingdom Hearts:  Immersion, Interactivity, Intertextuality...and Goofy?" Gregory Perreault:  A Research Portfolio of New Media, Journalism and Religionhttp://gregperreault.com/?p=101


  cited in - 

Dale, Madalina. “The Hybridity of Narrative Form and Language in 'Haroun and the sea of stories'”


I have also been interviewed by Colombian National Radio, the Annenberg Foundation - a PBS related company which produced the show Invitation to World Literature:  The Thousand and One Nights (http://www.learner.org/courses/worldlit/the-thousand-and-one-nights/watch/), have been given review copies of Nights-related books from major publishers and have helped numerous students and professors around the world with Nights-related queries, projects and research.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ron Goodwin - Music for an Arabian Night

Ronald Alfred Goodwin (wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Goodwin) (17 February 1925 – 8 January 2003) was a British composer and conductor known for his film music. He scored over 70 films in a career lasting over fifty years. His most famous works included Where Eagles Dare, Battle of Britain, 633 Squadron and Operation Crossbow.

Someone posted the album on youtube: