The Catholic University of America

Shawqi Talia (Ph.D., The Catholic University of America)

Lecturer

Principal areas of interest

Arabic and Islamic studies; Neo-Aramaic; Garshuni texts; simultaneous interpretation (Arabic-English)

Selected Publications

Currently revising for publication his English translation of the Arabic Commentary on the Apocalypse of St. John by Coptic theologian Bûlus al-Bûši.

Currently completing an English translation of Fr. Hanna Cheikho's 1992 Arabic study of Chaldeans in the 20th century. 

Articles and Book Chapters

"From Edessa to Urmia: Christianity in Iran," Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies 7/2 (Autumn/Winter 2005): 37-68.
http://www.riifs.org/abstracts/Abstractsvo7n2.htm#Shawqi_Talia_
"The Socio-cultural History of Some Durekyata from the Plains of Nineveh." ARAM Periodical 21 (2009): 179-192. Paper presented at the ARAM Twenty-Third International Conference: Modern Syriac Literature 10-12 April 2007  http://www.aramsociety.org/pastconferences.htm
 "On exile / Yohannan Cholag [edition]." Pp. 121-127 in Religious Poetry in Vernacular Syriac from Northern Iraq (17th-20th centuries): An Anthology. Edited by Alessandro Mengozzi; with contributions by Emanuela Braida, S. Destefanis, and Shawqi Talia. Corpus scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium; v. 627. Scriptores Syri, t. 240. Lovanii: Peeters, 2011.
"Lamentation on Separation." Pp. 133-141 in Religious Poetry in Vernacular Syriac from Northern Iraq (17th-20th centuries): An Anthology Translated with Introduction. Edited by Alessandro Mengozzi, with contributions by Emanuela Braida, S. Destefanis, and Shawqi Talia. Corpus scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium; v. 628. Scriptores Syri, t.241. Lovanii: Peeters, 2011.
"Neo-Aramaic Lullabies from the Plain of Nineveh (Northern Iraq)," Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 11 (2011): 45-55.
"Ode to Joy [Zumarta d-Piskhutha]." Pp. 189-204 in To Train his Soul in Books: Syriac Asceticism in Early Christianity. Edited by Robin Darling Young and Monica J. Blanchard. CUA Studies in Early Christianity. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011.
 

Contributions to Reference Works

The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, ed. Daniel Patte. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010: Addai and Mari, Liturgy of; Chaldean Syrian Church of the East; Iran, Christianity in; Iraq, Christianity in www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item2710955/.