The Study of Emotions in Medieval Islamic Pietistic Literature

This talk explores methodological issues pertaining to the academic study of emotions and medieval (Arabic) Islamic Tradition-based literature, including the literature of 'Religious Merits' and other pietistic or devotional genres of writing.

Dr. Nancy Khalek is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University and specializes in Late Antiquity and Classical Islamic historiography and hagiography.

The Workshop on Late Antiquity is a series of lectures from leading faculty in the study of late antiquity, whose work touches upon the broader Middle East and the ancient Mediterranean as well as the religions and civilizations that developed in the region. These lectures draw a diverse range of people from the UT and broader Austin community, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff. Primarily this lecture series works to gather scholars and students interested in the study of late antiquity from across the university, who are scattered in a diverse number of program units.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Academics, Arts & Humanities, World & Culture


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Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public


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