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Jan Scholz, M.A.

Graduate Student

Jan Scholz, M.A.

Contact information

Institut für Islamwissenschaft
Albert-Ueberle-Str. 3-5
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

Email:
jan.scholz@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone:
+49 (0) 6221 54 2964

About Jan Scholz

Current research:

Aesthetic and Rhetoric of Modern Islamic Preaching:
Theory and Practice on the Example of Egypt
(description)

Further research interest:

Islamic-Arabic history, Islam on the internet, Islam in Germany, Sufism, new religious movements, Arabic literature, comparative literature

Projects

Curriculum vitae

since 2011
PhD on the topic "Aesthetic and Rhetoric of Modern Islamic Preaching: Theory and Practice on the Example of Egypt"

05-12/2012
Orient-Institut Beirut, Cairo Office
organisation of the workshop 'Aesthetics of the Sublime'

since 2008
Teaching of different courses at the Institute for Islamic Studies, Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context' and at the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), Heidelberg University (for courses see below)

2004-2011
Islamic Studies and Romance Studies (French, Spanish, Italian) at Heidelberg University, Master degree (Magister artium, M.A.) 2011

Conference-Organisation

Panel Transcultural Aspects of Islamic Homiletics at Rhetoric across Cultures
(International Society for the History of Rhetoric),
Tübingen, July 28-31, 2015
(Organisation with Max Stille.)

Panel Script, Text and Practice at Horizons of Islamic Theology,
Frankfurt a. M., September 1-5, 2014
(Organisation with Udo Simon.)

Workshop Aesthetics of the Sublime: Religious Texts and Rhetorical Theory,
Cairo, December 15-17, 2012
(Organisation with Sabine Dorpmüller, Ines Weinrich and Max Stille.)

Teaching Experience

Wissenschaftliche Übung "Koranlektüre"
(summer term 2016)

Hauptseminar "Entangled Literatures"
(summer term 2016, joint seminar together with Maria Römer, Faryaneh Fadaeiresketi, and Max Stille, taught in English)

Proseminar "Pop-Islam: New forms of religiosity?"
(winter term 2015/16)

Hauptseminar "Transcultural Reading Experience(s): Text, Author, Rhetoric"
(summer term 2015, joint seminar together with Prof. Enderwitz, Prof. Harder and Max Stille, taught in English)

Proseminar "Islamic Preaching in Egypt: Theory and Practice"
(winter term 2014/15)

Undergraduate tutorial "Cultural Theory for Islamic Studies"
(summer terms 2009 and 2010)

Accompanying tutorial to "Einführung in die Islamwissenschaft"
(winter terms 2008/09 and 2009/10)

Selected publications

Forthcoming

"Rhetoric in a transcultural perspective: the example of Greco-Roman and Arabic rhetoric." In Engaging Transculturality: Concepts, Key Terms, Case Studies, edited by Laila Abu-Er-Rub, Christiane Brosius, Sebastian Meurer, Diamantis Panagiotopoulos and Susan Richter. London: Routledge, 2017.

"Performing Islamic knowledge on the pulpit: institutionalized rhetorical theory and traditional performance in the 20th century." In Transformations of Islamic Knowledge in Africa: Media, Agents, and Institutions, ed. by Britta Frede, Noah Salomon and Rüdiger Seesemann, 2017.

Religion and Aesthetic Experience: Drama – Sermons – Literature (Proceedings form the conference ‘Aesthetics of the Sublime’, Cairo, December 15-17, 2012), ed. by Sabine Dorpmüller, Jan Scholz, Max Stille and Ines Weinrich. Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context. Berlin: Springer, 2017.

"Dramatic Islamic Preaching: A close reading of ʿAmr Khālid." In Religion and Aesthetic Experience: Drama – Sermons – Literature (Proceedings form the conference 'Aesthetics of the Sublime', Cairo, December 15-17, 2012), ed. by Sabine Dorpmüller, Jan Scholz, Max Stille and Ines Weinrich. Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context. Berlin: Springer, 2017.

"Cicero and Quintilian in the Arab World? The Role of Latin Rhetoric in Modern Arabic Rhetorical Manuals." In Latin and Arabic: Entangled Histories. Proceedings of the conference in Heidelberg, September 28–29, 2016, ed. by Daniel König. 2018.

Published

"The Open Ritual: Indeterminacy in a Modern Sufi Ceremony." In Performing Religion: Actors, contexts, and texts. Case studies on Islam, ed. by Ines Weinrich. Beiruter Texte und Studien; 122. 201-217. Würzburg: Ergon, 2017. (with Max Stille)

"One ceremony, many readings – Inayat Khan's ʿurs and its participants." In: Christiane Brosius, Yousuf Saeed (ed.): South Asia's Islamic Shrines and Transcultural Visuality. 2014 (online publication). (with Max Stille)

"Listening to more than Islam: Approaching identities through the auditory dimension of podcasts." Orient 51, No. 1 (2010): 38-50. (with Tobias Selge, Max Stille, Johannes Zimmermann)

"Listening Communities? Some Remarks on the Construction of Religious Authority in Islamic Podcasts." In: Die Welt des Islams 48 (2008): 457-509. (with Tobias Selge, Max Stille, Johannes Zimmermann)

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