D.H Lawrence highlights our inability to fulfil our natural potential and points a finger of blame at the ideals imposed upon us during our development as children. This lecture will seek to throw light on the negative impact of this dangerous form of idealism on the internal dynamics of the modern family. - by Khadija Carberry
As possibly the most authoritative and articulate literary voice of a spontaneously emergent Islam within the Western context, the writings of Ian Dallas provide a unique opportunity to explore the growing concern for the degeneration of modern civilisation and the consequent pursuit of functioning community. This lecture will aim to highlight how this very real sense of urgency stands in contrast to purely speculative, idealistic or imaginary constructs, and how it has given rise to new perspectives on the true relevance of the Western literary legacy.