Saturday, April 11

9-9:30am – Welcome

9:30-10:30am – Keynote Address
Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Gender Matters: Normativity, Positionality, and Politics in Islamic Studies”

10:45am-12:45pm – Islam and the Humanities after Orientalism

  • Caleb Elfenbein, Grinnell College, “Sayyid Qutb and a Global Tradition of Modern Social Thought”
  • Chiara Formichi, Cornell University, “Crossing Boundaries: Islamic Studies or Asian Studies? Islam in (Southeast) Asia”
  • Jan Felix Englehardt, Postgraduate Program Islamic Theology (Münster, Germany), “Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology: the Insider/Outsider Dichotomy of Knowledge in Islam in the German Case”
  • Khurram Hussain, Lehigh University, “Islam as Critique”

12:45-2pm – Lunch (provided for panelists and registered participants only)

2-3:45pm – Critical Pedagogies and Pedagogy as Criticism

  • Kathleen Foody, College of Charleston, “Bringing Religion Back from the War on Terror to Secular Classrooms”
  • Ata Anzali, Middlebury College, “Teaching Islam with an Eye on Comparative Religions”
  • Amy Allocco, Elon University, responding

3:45-4pm – Short Break

4-5:45pm – New Methods, New Frontiers

  • Matthew Hotham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Elon University, “God-dogs and Dog-hearts: Medieval Sufism in Conversation with Animality Studies”
  • Megan Goodwin, Bates College, “Sleeping with the Enemy: Domestic Terrorism and Contraceptive Nationalism in Not Without My Daughter
  • Nicholaus Pumphrey, Baker University, “Avenger, Mutant, or Allah: the short evolution of the depiction of Muslims in Marvel Comics”

Sunday, April 12

9-11:30am – Keynote Panel: Islam and/in the Humanities

Bogac Ergene, University of Vermont
Kevin Reinhart, Dartmouth College
Sajida Jalalzai, Saint Michael’s College
Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11:30-12pm – Concluding Thoughts