Wed 25 Aug 2021

Print Cultures in the Making in 19th and 20th-Century South Asia: Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries

The issue also features the following articles by Gretchen Head, Aslıhan Gürbüzel, and our first Philological Conversation with Gauri Viswanathan and Michael Allan:

Print Culture and Sufi Modernity: Al-Tuhāmī al-Wazzānī’s Embodied Reading of Morocco’s Nahḍa, by Gretchen Head

Bilingual Heaven: Was There a Distinct Persianate Islam in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire?, by Aslıhan Gürbüzel

Philological Conversation

Heterodox Philology: A Conversation with Gauri Viswanathan, by Michael Allan


The journal Philological Encounters (PHEN) is dedicated to a historical and philosophical critique of philology and promotes critical and comparative perspectives with the aim of integrating textual scholarship and the study of language from across the world.

Philological Encounters welcomes innovative and critical contributions in the form of articles as well as review articles of usually two to three related books, preferably from different disciplines. It is open to contributions from all disciplines studying the history of textual practices, hermeneutics, philology, philological controversies, or the global history of writing, archiving, tradition-making and publishing. An overview of previous issues and a more detailed overview of the submission process can be found on the journal's webpage.

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