DAY 1


DAY 1

THURSDAY APRIL 13
Butler 523  


9:30-9:45

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mushin J. al-Musawi, Columbia University

9:45-10:30

 

Keynote Speech 1: Adab as Interdisciplinary Pursuit

Chokri al-Mabkhout, Novelist and President of Manouba University, Tunis, Tunisia


10:30-11:50

Panel 1: Theorizing Adab
Chairperson: Mohammad Salama, San Francisco State University

  • Adab as Theory: Toward a Corporeal Ethos of Reading
    Anna Ziajka Stanton, Penn State University
     
  • Adab in the Digital Age
    Tarek El-Ariss, University of Texas at Austin
     
  • Literary Historiographies and Canon Formation of "Arabic Literature:" a Turning Point for Adab
    Gonzalo Parrilla, Universidad Autónoma de Madríd

11:50-12:10

Coffee/Tea Break


12:10-1:30

 

Panel 2: On the Adab of the Udaba
Chairperson: Mohamed W. Ben Hammed, Columbia University

  • Al-Jāhiz and Adab
    Jeannie Miller, University of Toronto
     
  • In Homage of Adab and the Adib: al-Safadī's Introduction to Lamiyyat al-'Ajam
    Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah, Columbia University
     
  • The Metamorphosis of the Adib in Twentieth-Century Egypt
    Teresa Pepe, University of Oslo

1:30-2:45  

 

Lunch Break


2:45-4:30

 

Panel 3: Adab of Politics and Politics of Adab
Chairperson: Elizabeth M. Holt, Bard College

  • Adab and Ibn Khaldun's Political Vision
    Lillian Farhat, College of New Jersey
     
  • The Politics of Literary Value in Early Modernist Arabic Comparative Literary Criticism
    Haifa al-Faisal, King Saud University
     
  • Droit du Seigneur in Adab Tradition
    Aida Gasimova, Baku State University
     
  • The Question of the Scapegoat in al-Mutanabbi's Poetry
    Samer Ali, University of Michigan

4:30-4:45

 

Coffee/Tea Break


4:45-6:30

 

Panel 4: The Islamic Contexts of Adab
Chairperson: Mushin J. al-Musawi, Columbia University

  • Adab, the Pharmakon of Quranic Exegesis
    Mohammad Salama, San Francisco State University
     
  • Adab al-Wijdan and the Islamic Vision of Reality in the Thought of Sayyid Qutb
    Yaseen Noorani, University of Arizona
     
  • Perfect Speech: Adab as Sectarian Polemic in the Buwayhid Era
    George Warner, SOAS, University of London
     
  • The Jocular Shaykh: Towards Teaching the Humanistic Treasures of Adab
    Nizar F. Hermes, University of Virginia