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Nostalgic Islam


Why remember the past? Why do we have nostalgia for a certain past? Why do we imagine and fantasize another world? What distinguishes nostalgia from memory? And what is imagination? 

On these questions, we will hear classical and contemporary Islamic and Muslim literary, visual, and religious voices. Our study explores Muslims' relationships to "the past" and their perspectives on memory, myth, nostalgia, and imagination.  

Satisfies a requirement in the Global Literary Theory major and interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies a Middle Eastern Studies interdisciplinary minor requirement.
Satisfies a South Asian Studies interdisciplinary minor requirement.
Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.