Work in Progress: REL195A’s Class Blog

Hello, readers!

This site will become a dynamic class blog for REL195A: Islam and Modernity, a new course offered in Fall 2015 here at the University of Vermont. Students will research topics related to Islam and Modernity over the course of the semester, and post their final products here. Stay tuned.



Selection of course materials
available to students, faculty, & staff at UVM via the library homepage and with a NetID unless otherwise noted

Faisal Devji, “Apologetic Modernity,” Modern Intellectual History, 4, 1 (2007), pp. 61–76

Kathleen Foody, “Interiorizing Islam: Religious Experience and State Oversight in the Islamic Republic Of Iran,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 83, Issue 3,  pp. 599-623. Available here.

Banu Gökarıksel and Anna Secor, “The Veil, Desire, and the Gaze: Turning the Inside Out,” Signs, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Autumn 2014), pp. 177-200

Peter Gottschalk, Religion, Science and Empire: Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) *Book available on reserve at BH.

W. W. Hunter, Indian Musalmans: Are they bound in conscience to rebel against the Queen? 2nd ed., (London: 1871 [1872]). Available in full:

D.V. Kumar, “Engaging with Modernity: Need for a Critical Negotiation,” Sociological Bulletin, Vol. 57, No. 2 (May-August 2008), pp. 240-254

Amy Malek, “Memoir as Iranian exile cultural production: A case study of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis series,” Iranian Studies Vol. 39, Iss. 32006, pp. 353-380


About Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst

Assistant Professor of Religion
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