Past Event

Fiction as Islamic Historiographical Alterity

February 11, 2020
4:10 PM - 6:00 PM
Knox Hall, 606 W. 122 St., New York, NY 10027 207
Shahzad Bashir, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities, will discuss examples of modern novels in Arabic and Urdu to reflect on sociopolitical purpose embedded within such works and the ways that premodern epic literature in Islamic societies shares key features with modern fiction. The presentation will discuss the importance of social logic of modern historical fiction in pertaining to the Islamic past both in itself and as a source of diversifying what we regard as legitimate sources for representing premodern societies.

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Edwin Torres