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Masterclass 5 | The physical nature of Qur'anic Emotion: Textual Evidence

  • Karen Bauer
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Register by email: lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl
LUCIS Spring Fellow 2018: Karen Bauer
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Spring fellow Karen Bauer | Masterclasses

These masterclasses are given in conjunction with LUCIS visiting fellow Karen Bauer's lectures on emotional rhetoric in the Qur'an. During the masterclasses, participants dive deeper into the themes discussed at the lectures and will have a chance to actively engage with Karen Bauer and the material at hand.

The nature of Qur’anic emotion, where it is felt, and how it is expressed

This masterclass addresses the very nature of emotions and the way that they are physically felt and expressed in the Qur’an. Physical manifestations include shaking, weeping, laughing, and falling prostrate. But what do these expressions mean? Recent theories from scholars of the Bible have called into question the nature of emotions in that text. In this masterclass, we compare such perspectives with the descriptions of emotion in the Qur’an and in select pre-Islamic texts to shed light on what emotions are, when, why, and how they are felt, and where they reside in the body. This masterclass pays particular attention to the heart as a locus of both feeling and understanding in the Qur’an, and relates this Qur’anic conception of heart to ancient ideas of the body, mind, and feelings.


Joining the masterclass

Would you like to participate in this masterclass? Advanced BA students, MA students and PhD's are welcome to join. Send an email to lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl to register and you will receive the readings for the course(s). 

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