Call for Proposals
This Group invites proposals on the academic study of the Qur’an. Topics include:
We especially welcome proposals that have a pedagogical focus designed to educate members of the AAR on incorporating material about the Qur’an into their existing courses. For 2011, we invite topics related to the Mediterranean, the theme of social justice, non-Arabic tafsir, and tafsir found in atypical genres. Successful proposals will reflect theoretical and methodological sophistication as well as innovative examinations of Islamic societies and texts. All prearranged sessions should consider the gender and seniority diversity of participants. Respondents are essential. Innovative interactive formats and multimedia presentations are welcome.
This Group seeks to provide a forum for comprehensive scholarly discussion of the Qur’an, its commentaries, and its role in Muslim and world societies through a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. We particularly welcome student-scholars and scholars from all areas of the academy to help us achieve our goals of promoting an understanding of the Qur’an.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee Members.
Anna M. Gade
Gordon D. Newby
Method of Submission