Thursday, 9th April 2015 | 7:00 pm
Join us at T2F for a conversation between Syed Nomanul Haq and Framji Minwalla as they discuss Shakespeare’s enduring influence.
A cultural historian and a scholar of dramatic arts engage in an informal exchange about William Shakespeare’s endurance over so many centuries. Why does Shakespeare continue to rule in so many creative worlds — the worlds of literature, poetry and dramatic arts? Is this sheer magic and therefore mysterious, or can we explain the phenomenon by means of the analytical tools of literary and art criticism?
Dr Syed Nomanul Haq is a historian, noted especially for his contributions to the fields of Islamic history, Islamic philosophy, and literature in Muslim societies. General Editor of Oxford University Press’ Studies in Islamic Philosophy series, he remained a senior faculty member for several years at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and subsequently joined the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi as Professor and Advisor to steer its Social Sciences and Liberal Arts initiative. Having previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, he continues to hold a formal faculty status there, along with holding a Senior Visiting Professor rank at the Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) in Malaysia. Dr Nomanul Haq has been educated at University College London, as well as at Harvard. Dr Nomanul Haq’s works have been published widely and have been carried by some of the world’s top research journals and prestigious publishers.
Dr. Framji Minwalla is currently the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. He has taught at numerous institutions including Yale University, Vassar College, Dartmouth College, the George Washington University, New York University, Fordham University, and SZABIST. At IBA, he teaches courses on visual culture, English writing, film and media history, and media and communications theory. His research interests include Performance Literature and History; Visual and Cultural Studies; Theater and Politics; Media and Film; and all forms of theory (linguistic, political, dramatic, visual, literary or otherwise). His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled Writing Theater’s Histories, an examination of 20th century performance historiography. Dr. Minwalla was awarded a B.A. (1987) by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an M.F.A. (1991) and a D.F.A. (2000) both by the Yale School of Drama.
Date: Thursday, 9th April 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
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