University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

In Solidarity With Salman Rushdie

September 12, 2022

In Solidarity With Salman Rushdie


We are disturbed, along with many others around the world, about the vicious attack on Salman Rushdie.


We'd like to express our solidarity with him and his work. On September 12 [Monday] from 4:00-5:30pm, the English department and the IHGC will host an event in honor of Rushdie. The event will be held in the Faculty Lounge, Bryan Hall.


Panelists: Rabih Alameddine, Mark Edmundson, Debjani Ganguly, Adrienne Ghaly, Micheline Marcom, and Herbert Tucker. 


They will read some favorite passages from Rushdie's works and comment on his contribution to literature and freedom of expression. Provost Ian Baucom will offer brief opening remarks in support of Rushdie. 


Please join us for this show of solidarity with one of the world’s most renowned and courageous writers. 


Department of English

Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures

Homer Statue
Bryan Hall, Faculty Lounge
4:00 - 5:30 pm