Reading Group

Below are listings for upcoming and past reading group sessions in Manchester. Like our membership, the texts we read and discuss come from a variety of fields and take diverse approaches to the intersection of Jewish and Muslim studies (broadly defined).

Upcoming Sessions

Session 7 – February 21, 2020, 1-2:30pm
Facilitator: TBC
Readings: TBC
Location: Conference Room (C1.18), Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester
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Session 8 – March 20, 2020, 1-2:30pm
Facilitator: TBC
Readings: TBC
Location: Conference Room (C1.18), Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester
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Session 9 – April 24, 2020, 1-2:30pm
Facilitator: TBC
Readings: TBC
Location: Conference Room (C1.18), Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester
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Session 10 – May 15, 2020, 1-2:30pm
Facilitator: TBC
Readings: TBC
Location: Seminar Room 2, Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester
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Session 11 – June 19, 2020, 1-2:30pm
Facilitator: TBC
Readings: TBC
Location: Conference Room (C1.18), Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester
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Past Sessions

Session 6 – December 6, 2019, 12:30-2pm
Facilitator: Zainab Salloo, UoM
Readings: Simon Weaver’s “A rhetorical discourse analysis of online anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic jokes” (2013) and Adi S. Bharat’s “Shalom alikoum! Challenging the conflictual model of Jewish-Muslim relations in France through stand-up comedy” (2020).
Location: WG.21, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester
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Session 5 – November 22, 2019, 12:30-2pm
Facilitator: Adi S. Bharat, UoM
Readings: David J. Wertheim’s “The Price of an Entrance Ticket to Western Society: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Heinrich Heine and the Double Standard of Emancipation” (2017).
Location: WG.21, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester
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Session 4 – October 11, 2019, 12:30-2pm
Facilitator: Robert Kanter, UoM
Readings: Susannah Heschel’s “Orientalist triangulations” (2019).
Location: WG.21, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester
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Session 3 – September 27, 2019, 1-2pm
Facilitator: Michael Miller, FAU Erlangen–Nürnberg
Readings: Ethan Michaeli’s “Another Exodus: The Hebrew Israelites from Chicago to Dimona” (1999) and Martina Könighofer’s “Israelites and Ishmaelites” (2008).
Location: S3.24, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester
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Session 2 – June 7, 2019, 12:30-2pm
Facilitators: Adi S. Bharat & Katharine Halls, UoM
Readings: Introduction and Chapter 4 of Yulia Egorova’s Jews and Muslims in South Asia (2018).
Location: WG.21, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester
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Session 1 – May 10, 2019, 12:30-2pm
Facilitators: Adi S. Bharat & Katharine Halls, UoM
Readings: Gil Z. Hochberg’s “‘Remembering Semitism’ or ‘On the Prospect of Re-Membering the Semites'” (2016) and chapter one of Amartya Sen’s Identity & Violence (2006).
Location: WG.21, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester
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