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
Societies

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

Lunch

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
World

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

4:50-5:30pm:
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

Lunch

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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