In this one-day symposium, invited scholars will discuss Europe’s contemporary “Muslim crisis” from a twofold approach: First, how successive public debates and the policies they have enabled have deployed specific languages of liberalism and secularism. Second, how have European Muslims responded to the discursive and conceptual terrain of Europe’s Islam debate and the political environment it creates. 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? Faculty organizer: Jeanette Jouili, Department of Religious Studies. Attendance is free and open to the public, though advanced registration is required. Symposium sessions will also be live-streamed.
To register, go to https://escsymposium2018.eventbrite.com.
To view the conference program, visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/content/europe-muslim-question .
Sponsored by the European Studies Center with additional thanks to the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
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