Andrea Sempertegui’s report on An example of the methodological potentialities of an interdisciplinary work between literature and sociology in understanding feminist dilemmas by Andrea Silva-Tapia (JLU), January 17th
Andrea Silva-Tapia presented her recent reflections on the methodological potentialities of an interdisciplinary work between literature and sociology. These reflections were inspired by two books that Andrea recently read, “Snow” from Orhan Pamuk and “The Jail of Feminism. Towards a Decolonial Islamic thought” from Sirin Adlbi Sibai. While introducing us to the plot of Pamuk’s book, which poses the hypothesis that secular fundamentalism causes the current Islamic fundamentalism in contemporary Turkey, Andrea presented and reflected on the different approaches that have analyzed the use of the Muslim veil. Andrea positioned herself on the side of Adlbi Sibai’s decolonial feminism to critically reflect on the “issue” of the Muslim veil. After Andrea’s input, the discussion focused on the potentialities and limits of an interdisciplinary work between literature and sociology, especially in the German context, where sociology is still exclusionary of literary approaches.