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Glasfryn Seminar: Two Angles on Modernism

May 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Cultural Studies, Uncategorized

These materials via Junction Box, where you can find the continuation of these two takes & a range of other fascinating materials. On March 28th 2015 a seminar was held at Glasfryn in Llangattock, Powys, on the subject of modernism. There were two presenters: Allen Fisher and Anthony Mellors. Fisher discussed developments in art dating […]

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PEN Gala: Political Correctness Gone Viral

May 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Cultural Studies, European History, Intellectuals, Islamic Fundamentalists

That a half-dozen writers would counter the PEN proposal to correctly honor Charlie Hebdo with the Toni & James Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award & absent themselves from the Gala is explainable. As indeed Salman Rusdhie did explain their actions, despite the use of one inaccurate word. That nearly two hundred more (PEN-members? writers? fellow-travelers […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (18)

March 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (18th installment) P a r t  I V The Western Exclusion of Islam 33 Now that I’ve come to the end of this book, written in urgency, I would like to enrich the “testimonies against intolerance” collected by Voltaire […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (17)

March 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (17th installment) P a r t  I V The Western Exclusion of Islam 32  That is the sickness of Islam.  It has existed throughout history.  It exists now.  It is identifiable through the actions and words of the fundamentalists.  […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (15)

March 9th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (15th installment) P a r t  I V The Western Exclusion of Islam 30 Should we think back to the Ismailians when we recall the secrecy so complete in the conduct of the September 11th terrorists? In fact, the […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (14)

March 6th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (14th installment) P a r t  I V The Western Exclusion of Islam 28 Sacrifice and secretiveness have often been mentioned in explaining how the terrorists acted on September 11.  We should be careful when analyzing these two characteristics, […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (13)

March 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (13th installment) P A R T III Fundamentalism Against the West 27 I would like to take up again the question of the decline, and to understand the gap that separates ancient Islam from present Islam, to grasp the […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (12)

March 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (12th installment) P A R T III Fundamentalism Against the West 25 It was such an indoctrination that reanimated a caricature version of a Medinese utopia in the Afghanistan of the Taliban.  The ridiculous regime of the Afghan mullahs […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (11)

March 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Arab Culture, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (11th installment) P A R T III Fundamentalism Against the West 23 The second effort at re-Islamization is visible through the transformation of the social body in its relation to pleasure and enjoyment.  Islamic society went from a hedonist […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (9)

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (9th installment) P A R T III Fundamentalism Against the West 19 Islam never had a Dante who summoned the intellectual audacity to make his writing address political events as they appeared in the reality of history.  I dream […]

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