Jadavpur University is an internationally recognised premier university of the country. It is an urban university with a global perspective and is dedicated to creating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. The University not only engages itself in teaching and research of international quality, but also provides societal services for the benefit of rural and urban populations.
The conference hopes to bring together original research papers on the images of Islam and Muslims post 9/11 in literary texts and media discourses and engage meaningfully with Islam as a human and historical phenomenon where Muslims are neither victims nor threats but active participants within modern liberal structures of societies that are themselves ready to shift from an ‘an uncritical acceptance of the category of religion’ to a ‘critical interrogation of religion as a category’ to understand Islam.
Call for Papers
Theme: 9/11 and the Beginning of the End of Liberal Democracy: Fictional Perspectives
Sub themes may include (but not restricted to):
- Islam, Islamism and Secularization
- Politics or Policing of Recognition in Liberal Democratic Societies
- The ‘Representability’ of Islamic Fundamentalism
- The ‘Rushdie Affair’ and the Post 9/11 Novel
- Post-colonialism and the Migrant Muslim Writing
- The ‘Resurgence of Religion’ and the Neo-colonial Reality
- The War on Terror and the Global State of Exception
- Contemporary British Muslim Fiction
- Multiculturalism and Neo-oriental Narratives
- Globalization, the End of History and Prophetic Religions
- Holy War in the Media
Abstracts of about 500 words, with a 50-word note on the speaker, must be emailed to Dr. Rafat Ali at [email protected] before 15 January 2018.
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