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Islamic studies workshop and lecture

The Humanities and World Cultures Institute is hosting an Islamic studies workshop and lecture on Thursday, Oct. 2.

The workshop, which is for general education faculty, will be held during X-period (1:40 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) in Irby Hall Room 118. Dr. Nabil Matar will present a workshop on the conflicting paradigms of Islam and Christianity.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. in West McCastlain Room 143. Dr. Matar will deliver a lecture titled ?Contextualizing the Elizabethan Moor: Three Case Studies? in which he analyzes the ways that Islam was first constructed in the popular imagination in the early modern period, and the implications that such constructions have had for subsequent Anglo-European relations with Islam. The lecture will be of particular interest to students in world history, literature and religions classes.

Dr. Matar received his Ph.D. in English Renaissance studies from Cambridge University, and most recently was editor of ?In the Land of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the 17th Century.?

For more information, contact Raymond Frontain in the Humanities and World Cultures Institute (450-5039).