Saturday, 7 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Virginia, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Beyazit Akman, Illinois State Univ.
Speakers: Nadia R. Altschul, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD; Filiz Barin, Illinois State Univ.; Padmaja N. Challakere, Saint Catherine Univ.; Manori Neelika Jayawardane, State Univ. of New York, Oswego; Rania Mahmoud, Univ. of Washington, Seattle; Harveen Sachdeva Mann, Loyola Univ., Chicago; Emel Tastekin, Univ. of British Columbia
Amidst the discussions of "Islamic radicalization" and "homegrown terror" in the United States, liberation movements in the Middle East, and the war in Libya, the discourse on Islam has once again dominated the discussions of the global intelligentsia in the post-9/11 era. Speakers discuss how different writers from diverse cultures around the globe perceive and represent the Islamic discourse in literature.
Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory
Comparative Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century