Please join us for our next USP Seminar, “Arts of the Revolution” on Thursday, March 21 with Professor Ellen McLarney. Professor McLarney is an Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University.
Professor McLarney specializes in Arabic literature, cultural studies of the Middle East, and feminist theologies in Islam. She is currently teaching “Revolution: The Arab World” with Professor miriam cooke as well as “Human Rights in Islam” this semester.
Professor McLarney’s current project, “Human Rights in Islam: Literary Hermeneutics in Contemporary Islamic Thought,” explores the emergence of human rights discourse in Islamic thought in the 20th century, with specific focus on freedom, equality, rights, and women’s emancipation as Islamic concepts. She specifically looks at how modern Islamic thought used literary methods and techniques to reinterpret classical Islamic texts and debates.
Please RSVP by 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20th.