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Call for Paper: Second Conference on the Glorious Qur’an and Art

Second Conference on the Glorious Qur’an and Art will be held on March 2019, in Qom, Iran.

The Themes of the conference are as follow:

  1. Art and Beauty in the Qur’an and Hadith

      1-1. Conceptual analysis of the terminology of beauty (Jamal, Husn, Zinat, …) in the Qur’an

      1-2. Components of beauty according to the description of the paradise in the Qur’an

       1-3. Beauty of nature and the world of creation in the view of the Qur’an

      1-4. Beauty in the commentaries of the Qur’an (with focus on traditional commentaries)

      1-5. Arts (poetry, storytelling, visual arts, architecture, etc.) in the Qur’an

  1. Reception of beauty of the Qur’an

      2-1. The effect of the miraculous nature of the Qur’an on its aesthetic experience

      2-2. The effect of believing in the Qur’an as the word of God on its aesthetic experience

      2-3. Recitation of the Qur’an as an [artistic] performance

      2-4. The relation between the manners of recitation of the Qur’an and its aesthetic experience

  1. The Qur’an in Arts

      3-1. Musical modal systems of the recitation of the Qur’an

      3-2. Calligraphy of the Qur’an (transcribing and inscribing)

      3-3. Illumination and decoration of the Qur’an’s book

      3-4. Illustrating the stories of the Qur’an

      3-5. The Qur’an in Contemporary Art

  1. The Qur’an and new literary theories

       4-1. Narratology and the Qur’an

       4-2. Morphology of the stories of the Qur’an

       4-3. Semiotics of the stories of the Qur’an

       4-4. The Qur’an and New Literary Criticism

        4-5. Artistic Imagery in the Qur’an

  1. Special Topic: Dramaturgy and dramatic aspects of the Qur’an

Important Date:

Scientific secretary: Dr. Alireza Ghaeminia

Deadline for Submission of Papers: January 20, 2019

Holding: March, 2019

Website: Quranart.isoa.ir

Email: quran@isoa.ir

Venue: Fifth Floor, Islamic School of Art, 20th Basij Boulevard, Qom, Iran.

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