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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

+49 (0) 6221 54 2964

About Jan Scholz

Current research:

Islamic preaching and rhetorical theory in contemporary Egypt (description)

Further research interest:

Arabic literature, comparative literature, new religious movements, literary theory


Curriculum vitae


Islamic Studies and Romance studies at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Master degree (Magister artium, M.A.) 2011


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

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

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

Teaching Experience

Übung "Koranlektüre"
(summer term 2016)

Seminar "Entangled Literatures"
(summer term 2016, joint seminar together with Maria Römer, Frayaneh Fadaeiresketi, and Max Stille)

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

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

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

Undergraduate tutorial "Reading 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

Scholz, Jan. "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. (forthcoming)

Scholz, Jan. "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, edited by Britta Frede, Noah Salomon and Rüdiger Seesemann, 2017. (forthcoming)

Scholz, Jan. "Dramatic Islamic Preaching: A close reading of ʿAmr Khālid." In Religious texts and rhetorical theory: Proceedings from the conference in Cairo December 15-17, 2012, edited by Sabine Dorpmüller, Jan Scholz, Max Stille and Ines Weinrich, 2017. (forthcoming)

Jan Scholz, "Islamic Rhetoric and New Media: the American Muslim scholar Suhaib Webb" (forthcoming)

Jan Scholz, Max Stille: "The Open Ritual: Indeterminacy in a Modern Sufi Ceremony." In: Ines Weinrich (ed.): Performing Religion. (Beiruter Texte und Studien, in print).

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

Jan Scholz, Tobias Selge, Max Stille, Johannes Zimmermann: "Listening to more than Islam: Approaching identities through the auditory dimension of podcasts." In: Orient I / 2010. p. 38-50.

Jan Scholz, 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). p. 457-509.