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LINGUIST List 21.55

Wed Jan 06 2010

FYI: Call for Book Chapters: Islamic Imagery

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        1.    John Andrew Morrow, Call for Book Chapters: Islamic Imagery

Message 1: Call for Book Chapters: Islamic Imagery
Date: 30-Dec-2009
From: John Andrew Morrow <drjamorrow3333hotmail.com>
Subject: Call for Book Chapters: Islamic Imagery
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Call for Submissions:
Islamic Imagery

Edited by John Andrew Morrow

Islamic Imagery will explore a series of significant symbols found in the
Qur’an and the Sunnah. Each chapter will address the multifarious
manifestations of a single image according to Sunni, Shi‘ite and Sufi
sources. Each image will be analyzed literally and metaphorically from an
imaginative, eclectic, innovative and interdisciplinary approach, bringing
together religious and cultural studies. Each image will be examined
exoterically and esoterically, literally, linguistically, allegorically,
symbolically, religiously, theologically and philosophically. Primary
sources shall be entirely Arabic, including the Qur’an, Prophetic
Traditions or Ahadith, namely the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and, for
Shi‘ites, the apothegms of the Twelve Imams, and a broad range of Tafasir
or commentaries of the Qur’an. Secondary sources will be drawn primarily
from the works of Annemarie Schimmel, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, William C.
Chittick, Sachiko Murata, and other leading scholars of Islam from both
East and West who have grasped the faith in both its outer and inner
dimensions. Islamic Imagery will provide an inventory and analysis of the
predominant images in the Qur’an and the Sunnah, demonstrating the
diversity which exists at the heart of Islamic unity. Islamic Imagery is
set to be a valuable reference source for both students and scholars alike
and an essential library addition. The work is currently under contract
with McFarland, a leading U.S. publisher of scholarly, reference and
academic books with worldwide distribution.

Islamic Imagery will contain 50, 10-20 page chapters, each devoted to a
single Islamic image, contributed by leading experts in the field of
Islamic, Arabic, Persian, and Literary Studies. Scholars may explore the
following images, among many others: The Image of the Road; The Image of
the Polytheist; The Image of Power; The Image of the Veil; The Image of
Light; The Image of Darkness; The Image of the Perfect Human Being; The
Image of Justice; The Image of Nature; The Image of God; The Image of
Satan; The Image of Love; The Image of Heaven; The Image of Hell; The Image
of Islam in Architecture; The Image of Nature; The Image of Sex; The Image
of Good; The Image of Evil; The Image of Women; The Image of Men; The Image
of Children; The Image of Parents; The Image of the Father; The Image of
the Mother; The Image of the Other; The Image of the Jew; The Image of the
Christian; The Image of the Law; The Image of Intoxication; The Image of
Life; The Image of Death; The Image of Truth; The Image of Falsehood; The
Image of Mercy; The Image of Wrath; The Image of the Prophet; The Image of
the Imams; The Image of Knowledge; The Image of Mercy; The Image of the
Prophets; The Image of Sin; The Image of Unity; The Image of the Unseen;
The Image of the Jinn; The Image of Ignorance; The Image of the Universe;
The Image of Arabic; The Image of Creation; The Image of Race; The Image of


Scholars who are interested in contributing one or more chapters to Islamic
Imagery are invited to submit a one-page abstract, proposal, or letter of
intent by September 1st, 2010. Scholars will submit their chapters by
September 1st, 2011 to be subjected to the most stringent peer-review process.


Dr. John Andrew Morrow
Associate Research Scholar and Consultant on Middle East Studies
Área de Estudios Árabes e Islámicos
Centro de Estudios Orientales
Escuela de Letras
Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Email: drjamorrow3333hotmail.com

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