The purpose of this symposium is to enrich our understanding of contemporary European literature by addressing how Muslim and Muslim-born writers address the place of Islam in their work. Thematically, we will use the word “place” in reference to its different meanings: location, role, status, etc. Where do writers place Islam geographically, spatially, and in memory? What role do its concepts and cultural practices play in literature? How large is its role as a shaping force in literature, and what power does this literature have?
Keynote address, panel sessions, and film are free and open to the public.
November 16 - 17, 2009
University of Notre Dame
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