Date: 17 September 2011
Time: 1:30pm – 6.00pm
Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre
- Iftikhar Arif (Poet)
- Professor Salima Hashmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
- Professor Aamer Hussain (University of Southampton)
- Professor Amir Mufti (University of California, USA)
- Dr Christina Oesterheld (Heidelberg University, Germany)
- Professor Geeta Patel (University of Virginia, USA)
- Shahid Ali Syed (Faiz Cultural Academy)
- Dr Amina Yaqin (SOAS)
Venue: SOAS, Russell Square College Buildings, London WC1H 0XG
Type of Event: Seminar
Faiz has had, and continues to have, a national following as a people’s poet in Pakistan. He also remains a figurehead for the present generation of Urdu poets. He excelled in interweaving the classical ornamental style of an aristocratic Urdu rhyme and metre with modern social realism. He was a poet, a journalist, a policy advisor and cultural commentator whose career spanned the period of anti-colonial resistance and the aftermath of a post-partitioned state. The conference will address some of the following research questions:
- Tradition and modernity in Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poetry. Aesthetics vs politics. Can the two co-exist.
- Progressivism and nationalism in Faiz’s writings.
- How can we understand Faiz’s poetic voice in a contemporary Muslim context?
- What was the impact of modernism on Faiz’s early poetic development?
- What kind of a postcolonial resistance is articulated by Faiz? What are some of the intersections and differences in his work with other postcolonial intellectuals and poets?
- Comparative approaches to the central themes of exile and loss in Faiz’s poetry.
- His reputation and reception. Responses from his contemporaries. His successo
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- Shahid Ali Syed, Faiz Cultural Academy, / Tel 07949296927
- Centres & Programmes, / Tel 020 7898 4892/3
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Sponsor: In collaboration with the Framing Muslims project, the Department of South Asia, the Centre for South Asian Studies and the Faiz Cultural Academy
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