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Friday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 402, JW Marriott

(Mis)Interpreting Jihad: Literary Representations

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A special session. Presiding: Umme Al-wazedi, Augustana Coll., IL

Speakers: Umme Al-wazedi; Winnie W. Chan, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.; Nouri Gana, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Feroza Framji Jussawalla, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Sobia Khan, Richland Coll.; Justin Neuman, Yale Univ.

Panelists address and assess how the notion of jihad has been misinterpreted by the Euro-American culture, by young people who have joined in fundamentalist activities, and by mainstream American and British as well as postcolonial authors.

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