*This event has been cancelled.*
The central question of this symposium is: How is the study of Islam a vital site for justifying the institutional life of the critical humanities, both as an academic discipline and a mode of public engagement? This event will give both speakers and attendees an opportunity to discuss/debate the place of Islam in the critical humanities. The four speakers have made rich contributions to this intellectual endeavor in multiple disciplinary arenas by deploying various media and genres and by elaborating key analytical models, such as multiple critique, Islamicate cosmopolitanism, transnational Muslim feminism, and Sufi aesthetics.
Sadia Abbas (Rutgers-Newark)
Miriam Cooke (Duke University)
Bruce B. Lawrence (Duke University)
Cyrus Ali Zargar (University of Central Florida)