Journalism

reviews and essays

A 13th-Century Guide to Fraud and Skulduggery” | The Spectator, 5 November 2020
***Featured in The New Criterion weekly roundup, 6 November 2020

Surviving Hard Times with al-Hariri” | Public Books, 7 October 2020
***Featured in JSTOR Daily, 13 October 2020

The Tigers are Loose” | ArabLit Quarterly 2, no. 4 (Fall 2020)

Jinn and Tonic: Medieval Islam’s Celebrity Doctors” | Al-Jumhuriya, 21 August 2020

The Crime of Translation” | ArabLit Quarterly 2, no. 3 (Summer 2020)

A Grand Turk in Washington” | The Hedgehog Review, Spring 2020
***Featured in RealClearBooks, 10 April 2020

Lost in Translation: Classical Arabic Literature” | The Millions, 26 November 2019

Full-Bodied” | The Times Literary Supplement, 22 November 2019

In Love and Word Ensnared” | ArabLit.org, 19 November 2019

Rushdie’s Deal with the Devil” | LA Review of Books, 30 January 2019
***Featured in The Banned Books Reader, an anthology of essays from The Los
Angeles Review of Books in honor of Banned Books Week 2020

The Benefits of a Foreign-Language Tattoo” | The Atlantic, 9 December 2018

A Warrior Poet of Pre-Islamic Arabia” | LA Review of Books, 14 September 2018

Like a Bride: The Qur’an and Arabic Prose” | LA Review of Books, 6 July 2018

All Men by Nature Desire to Know” | Bridges (BYU Alumni Magazine), Spring 2018

media appearances

Michael Cooperson in Conversation with Kevin Blankinship” | Words are Bridges
(Jaipur Literature Festival), 5 November 2020

‘History is Better When it’s Alive’: Kevin Blankinship on Public Humanities
as Ambassadorship for the Past” | BYU Humanities Center, 5 October 2020.

New Arabic Translation Challenges are Published Each Tuesday with
Roundups on Saturday” | Bulaq Podcast, Episode 49: “Locked-In Lit,” 22 May 2020.

Independent Research Fund Denmark Awards Kevin Blankinship and Colleagues Substantial Research Grant” | BYU Humanities Newsletter, 30 March 2020

Dr. Kevin Blankinship on the Life and Works of Poet-philosopher ‘Heretic’
Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī (d. 1058)” | Abbasid History Podcast, 29 March 2020

Poetry and Prose Lecture with Professor Kevin Blankinship” |
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Newsletter, 3 April 2019

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellow Spotlight: Kevin Blankinship”|
UChicagoGRAD Weekly Digest, 16 May 2018

U of U Professor Hosts Lecture on Arabic Language and Culture for Utah
Humanities Book Festival” | The Signpost, 29 September 2017