September 2018

On 26th September, I will be reading at The Square Club, Bristol. from a novel in progress concerning the 18th-century anti-slavery political theorist Josiah Tucker (of Bristol).  The event is dedicated to  “Using Fiction to Recover Lost Voices.

October 2018

Translation as Dancing in Chain: Bijan Elahi in English” University of Oxford, Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation discussion group (15 October 2018)

 December 2018

I will be convening “Global Southern Epistemologies,” English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India (funded by the British Academy and the Global Research Challenges Fund)

March 2019

TBD at the workshop “Reshaping Landscapes of Arab Thought, the Legacies of Gibran, Rihani, and Naimy,” George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace, University of Maryland

April 2019

The Obligation to Migrate: Hijra and Cultural Memory in theLiteratures of the Soviet Caucasus,” Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds: Across and Between the Local and Global, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin (3-5 April 2019). Part of the Muslim Worlds – World of Islam? Conceptions, Practices, and Crises of the Global project.

“What is Islamic Literary Theory?” Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Science, University of AmsterdamExact Date TBD.

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