“Europe’s Muslim Question?”

October 13th, 2017
9 am - 5 pm
4130 Posvar Hall

In this one-day symposium, invited scholars will discuss the “Muslim Question” in contemporary Europe. Since 9/11, European public debates have increasingly casted local Muslim populations not only as a security threat, but also in opposition to the secular and liberal values considered foundational for a European identity.

The symposium will investigate how successive public debates and the policies they have enabled have deployed specific languages of liberalism and secularism as well as European Muslim responses to these debates. Do they defend their presence by employing some of the liberal languages Europe champions as its own or do they seek to employ alternative languages that refuse the discursive framework in which Islam has been placed? And in these different responses, what roles do creative forms of expression, such as cinema, music, or literature play?

Attendance is free and open to the public, though advanced registration is required.  Symposium sessions will also be live-streamed. For more information, contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

REGISTER AT escsymposium2018.eventbrite.com