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Intertwined Histories and Perspectives: Contrapuntal Reading of Attar A book talk by Claudia Yaghoobi

January 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Can modern concepts such as transgression, inclusion/exclusion, self/the other help us to better understand medieval subjectivity? Can medieval works shed light on out understanding of modern subjectivity? By looking at Attar’s poetry contrapuntally with medieval European literature and modern theory, this talk will map out the ways Attar’s poetry interacts with itself within the Persian cultural and historical framework as well as with medieval European culture and modern Western theoretical perspectives in regard to the concepts of transgression and the disciplinary boundaries, this talk calls into question the presumed differences between Medieval Islam and the West and makes possible a rich dialogue between civilizations that have historically been pitted against one another.

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January 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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