Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. He is the author of Distracted (1991; 2nd ed., 2003), (Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film (1993; 2nd ed., 2003), Over-Sensitivity (1996; 2nd ed., 2009), Forthcoming (2000), Undying Love, or Love Dies (2002), Two or Three Things I’m Dying to Tell You (2005), ‘Âshûrâ’: This Blood Spilled in My Veins (2005), and Undeserving Lebanon (2007). Several of his books are available for download at his website. He has taught at CalArts, the University of California at Berkeley, USC, and, in Lebanon, Holy Spirit University; and he currently teaches at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. “Two or Three Things I’m Dying to Tell You about The Thousand and One Nights” will be followed by a Q&A.