september, 2019

201925sep12:30 pm2:00 pmFaculty Workshop: Jens Hanssen—Is Critique Conservative?12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Institute of Islamic Studies, 170 St. George Street, Jackman Humanities Bldg, Suite 530, Seminar Room, Toronto Event Organized By: Institute of Islamic Studies

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“Marx said that revolutions are the locomotive of world history. But perhaps things are very different. It may be that revolutions are the act by which the human race traveling in the train applies the emergency brake.” I would like to answer the question in the title by way of offering some thoughts on postsecular paradigms to encourage collective reflections on Walter Benjamin’s above critique of the idea of progress, and what it entails regarding the humanities, Islamophobia, area studies and the locations of universalism.

Please review in advance Jens Hanssen’s review of Wael B. Hallaq’s Restating Orientalism, available online at:

https://www.academia.edu/38410193/The_Incoherence_of_the_Incoherence_of_Orientalism_

 

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(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Institute of Islamic Studies

170 St. George Street, Jackman Humanities Bldg, Suite 530, Seminar Room, Toronto

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