DAY 2


FRIDAY APRIL 14

Kent 413


9:30-10:00

 

Keynote Speech 2: How to Work with Adab in Modern Times?
Abdo Wazen, Literay Critic and Poet


10:00-11:45

Panel 5: Adab in Comparative and Intercultural Contexts
Chairperson: Mana Kia, Columbia University

  • The Genealogy of the Classical: Cultural Kinships between Turāth and the Classical Mediterranean Heritage in Arabic and Turkish Literary Histories
    Ceyhun Arslan, Harvard University
     
  • Jewish Orientalism: Arabische Literatur der Juden [Jewish Arabic Literature]
    Joshua Abdallah, University of Copenhagen
     
  • Adab and Related Terminology in Andalusian Jewish Writing
    Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University
     
  • Towards a Politics of Adab: Reconceptualizing Shuʿūbiyya through al-Bīrūnī’s Critique of Alexander's Persian Patrimony
    Owen Cornwall, Columbia University

11:45-12:00

Coffee/Tea Break


12:00-1:15

 

Special Panel: Guest Journalists and Literary Editors on Managing/Publishing Adab
Chairperson: Mohamed W. Ben Hammed, Columbia University

  • Abdo Wazen, Al-Hayat (Beirut and London)
  • Margaret Obank, Banipal (London)
  • Shakir Noori, Al-Sharq al-Awsat (London)
  • Samuel Shimon, Al-Ittihad (Abu Dhabi)

1:15-2:30

 

Lunch Break


2:30-4:15

 

Panel 6: Adab as a Multidisciplinary Enterprise
Chairperson: Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah, Columbia University

  • Enumeration as Adab: On Lists That Matter
    Christian Junge, Philipps-Universität Marburg
     
  • Embassies and Exchanges in The Seven Travels of Sindbād the Seafaring Merchant: Interferences between Adab and The Arabian Nights 
    Francesca Bellino, University of Naples
     
  • From Umayyad History to Abbasid Biography: Variation, Invention, and the Archeology of an Adab Text
    Suzanne Stetkevych, Georgetown University
     
  • Al- Urjῡzah as a Viable Adab Medium
    Boutheina Khaldi, American University of Sharjah

4:15-4:30

 

Coffee/Tea Break


4:30-6:15

 

Panel 7:  Adab as a Tool of Contestation and Legitimacy
Chairperson: Suzanne Stetkevych, Georgetown University

  • Contested Enclosures: History and Counter History in Adab
    Catherine Ambler, Columbia University
     
  • Adab and the Formation of Legitimacy
    Enass Khansa, Harvard University
     
  • The Umayyads of al-Andalus and al-Manṣūr ibn Abī ‘Āmir [Almanzor]: Two Views about the Value of Adab and Their Ability to Cope with It
    Xavier Ballestín, University of Barcelona
     
  • Writing the Biography to Excel All Others: Sultanic Biography in the Early Mamluk Period as Literary Performance of Social Status
    Gowaart Van Den Bossche, Ghent