Symposium on Gender and Sexuality in/around Judaism and Islam

Sponsored by artsmethods@manchester, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Languages (CIDRAL), and the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF)

Conference Room (C1.18), Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester

December 12, 2019

Please register here by December 1, 2019 to confirm your place as space is limited.
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Convenor: Adi S. Bharat, University of Manchester

10-10:30am: Registration and Coffee/Tea (Atrium)

10:30-10:45am: Opening Remarks

10:45-11:15am: Adi S. Bharat, University of Manchester
Queering ‘Jewish-Muslim relations’ in France? The case of LGBT Jewish and Muslim associations Beit Haverim and HM2F

11:15-11:45am: Ezra Stripe, Hidayah LGBTQI
Seeking guidance, needing redemption: The real lives at the centre of LGBT discourse in Islam

11:45-12:15am: Katja Stuerzenhofecker, University of Manchester
Everything you always needed to know about sex* (*but were afraid to ask the rabbi): Women legal advisors and innovation in Jewish leadership

12:15-1:30pm Lunch (Atrium)

1:30-2pm: Dalia Mostafa, University of Manchester
1940s’ Alexandria as a melting pot of religions and ideologies in Youssef Chahine’s film Alexandria … Why?

2-2:30pm: Noam Sienna, University of Minnesota
A Rainbow Thread: The intersection of Jewish and queer identities from the first century to 1969

2:30-3pm: Cathy Gelbin, University of Manchester
Gender, sex and Jewishness in early queer cinema

3-3:15pm: Break (Atrium)

3:15-4:45pm: The ASMCF Conversation
Imam Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, CALEM Institute & Rabbi Elli Sarah, Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue
Queer(ing) Islam and Judaism: Theological perspectives

4:45-5pm: Break (Atrium)

5-6:15pm: Keynote
Shanon Shah, King’s College London
LGBTQI inclusion and the persistent securitisation of Muslims

6:15-6:30pm: Closing Remarks