Program Symposium Oct. 18-19

A Worldwide Literature:

Jāmī (1414–1492) in the Dār al-Islām and Beyond

 Thursday, October 18th

9:30-10:00am: Coffee
10:00-10:30am: Welcome address by the organizers

Session 1: Jāmī’s works in the Persian-speaking world
Chair: Rajeev Kinra (Northwestern University)

10:30-11:20am: Sunil Sharma (Boston University)
Copying and Illustrating Jāmī’s Works in Persianate

Coffee break

11:30am-12:00pm: Paul Losensky (Indiana University)
Utterly Fluent, but Seldom Fresh: Jāmī’s Literary Reception
among the Safavids

12:00-12:30pm: Justine Landau (Institut für Iranistik)
Jāmī’s Views on Poetics and the Avicennian Legacy


Session 2: Jāmī and Islam, East and West
Chair: Cornell Fleischer (University of Chicago)

2:00-2:30pm: Hamid Algar (University of California)
Jāmī and the Ottoman Sultans

2:30-3:00pm: Alexandre Papas (CNRS)
The Legacy of Jāmī’s Nafahāt al-Uns in the Turkic-speaking

Coffee break

3:30-4:00pm: Ralph Kauz (Universität Bonn)
The Significance of ʿAbd-al-Raḥmān Jāmi for Islam in China

4:00-4:30pm: Paul Wormser (INALCO)
The Reception of Jāmī’s Works in the Malay World in the
16th and 17th Centuries

Round table led by Alexandre Papas and Thibaut d’Hubert

Friday, October 19th

Jāmī and the canons of narrative and lyric poetry

10:00-10:30am: Welcome address by the organizers

Session 1: Yūsuf Zulaikhā 1
Chair: Muzaffar Alam (University of Chicago)

10.30-11.00am: Rebecca Gould (Yale-NUS College)
Vernacularizing a Cosmopolitan Tradition:
The Persianate Aesthetics of King Teimuraz I of Georgia

11:00-11:30am: Thibaut d’Hubert (University of Chicago)
Foundational Mahabbat-nāmas: The Reception of Jāmī’s
Yūsuf u Zulaikhā in Bengal (16th-19th c. A.D.)

Coffee break

12:00-12:30pm: Luther Obrock (University of California)
The Wonderful Story:
Jāmī’s Yūsuf and Zuleikhā in Kashmiri Sanskrit


Session 2: Yūsuf Zulaikhā 2
Chair: Hamid Algar (University of California)

2:00-2:30pm: Ryan Perkins (University of Chicago)
Traversing Time and Space with Yūsuf and Zulaikhā
in Pashto

2:30-3:00pm: Marc Toutant (EHESS)
Evaluating Jāmī’s Influence on Nawā’ī’s Poetry:
The Case Studies of the Khiradnāmah-i Iskandarī
and the Sadd-i Iskandarī

Coffee break

Jāmī’s ghazals

3:30-4:00pm: Franklin Lewis (University of Chicago)
To Round and Rondeau the Canon: Jāmī and Fānī’s
Reception of the Persian Lyrical Tradition

4:00-4:30pm: Mikko Viitamäki (University of Helsinki/EPHE, Paris)
Poetics in Sufi Practice. Qawwali Music and Ghazals of Jāmī

4:30pm: Final address by the organizers


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