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GERMANIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES, SLCL - "Mobilizing Difference: Gender, Islam, and the Production of Contemporary Europeanness"

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
The European Union Center;  the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics;  a William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant;  the Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures;  the Dept. of Gender and Women's Studies;  the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory;  the Center for Advanced Studies;  the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities;  the Dept. of Anthropology, and the Dept. of Sociology.
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080A Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
Date
Sep 13, 2013 - Sep 14, 2013  
Cost
The conference is open and free to the public.
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

This conference will explore how discourses on Islam, gender, sexuality, and race are mobilized in the struggle over contemporary Europeanness. Speakers include: Rita Chin (History, U. of Michigan), Fatima El-Tayeb (Ethnic Studies and Literature, UC San Diego), Umut Erel (Sociology and the Center for Citizenship, Identities, and Governance, Open University/ UK), David Gramling (German Studies, U of Arizona), Jin Haritaworn (Environmental Studies, York University/ CA), Damani Partridge (Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies, U. of Michigan), Junaid Rana (Asian American Studies, U. of Illinois), and others.

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