The Great Lakes Adiban Society are pleased to be part of the annual Middle East History and Theory Conference, which was held at the University of Chicago, May 5–6 2018. Our members organized and submitted a panel entitled Men in Love: Masculinity and Madness in Pre-Modern Romances, featuring the following papers:

  • Allison Kanner (University of Chicago), “A Pact Between Conflicting Codes: Javānmardī in Niẓāmī’s Laylī o Majnūn.”
  • Alexandra Hoffmann (University of Chicago), “Manly King or Mad Lover? On the Meaning of Blackness in Fayżī’s Nal o Daman.”
  • Cameron Cross (University of Michigan), “A Dying Man in a Deathless Body: The (Hor)cruxes of Kingship.”