the Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Workshop is pleased to announce a special visit by:
Prof. Jason Mohaghegh
New Jersey City University
Thursday, May 5, 4:00–5:30, Foster 305
Inflictions: The Writing of Violence, East/West
A joint meeting with the Literature and Philosophy Workshop. Paper pre-circulated on the MEHAT email list.
Friday, May 6, 4:00–5:30, Pick 016
The Chaotic Imagination: Cruelty, Fatality, and the Shadow-Becoming in New Middle Eastern Literature
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh is an Assistant Professor of World Literature at New Jersey City University, and has taught at Columbia University, The New School University, and Sarah Lawrence College. His work specializes in ascendant literary and philosophical movements of the Middle East and the West and their existential impact for questions of chaos, illusion, rage, and the inhuman. He is the author of The Chaotic Imagination: New Literature and Philosophy of the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan 2010) and Inflictions: The Writing of Violence in Contemporary Middle Eastern Literature (Continuum, forthcoming Fall 2011). He is also the co-founder and director of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World and the co-editor of a books series on Contemporary Middle Eastern Thought with Continuum Books titled Suspensions.
Both events will be followed by a small reception. If you would like a copy of Thursday’s paper, or you are in need of any special assistance, please email the organizers Cam Cross at mehat2011 [ at ] gmail.com or Michael Subialka at msubialka [ at ] uchicago.edu.