via DUKE-UNC ISLAMIC STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE/ENCYCLOPEDIA IRANICA:
Call for Papers, 12th Annual Duke-UNC Islamic Studies Graduate Student Workshop, 21-22 March 2015, deadline for applications: 20 Dec. 2014.
The Duke-UNC Islamic Studies Graduate Student Organizing Committee is pleased to accept abstracts for our twelfth annual workshop on “Imagining the Beautiful.” We aspire to create a forum to think through theory and method in concert with the Study of Islam broadly defined. We welcome attempts to push the limits of Islamic Studies as traditionally constituted within the academy, as well as pushing the theory of limits/limits of theory that has long ignored the value of Islamicate materials. We are particularly interested in providing a forum for those exploring and developing cutting edge research and innovative approaches to this subject from the perspective of critical theory. Possible themes for papers include but are not limited to: aesthetics & power, art & architecture, stage & screen, social media, music & performance, theology & law. Continue reading