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Nov
21
2016

MENA Monday. Zareena Grewal. “Translating the Quran to High Art and Pop Art”

When: Monday, November 21, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room, #201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: Lexy Gore   847.467.5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Tracking the Quran's social life as an American culture-object, anthropologist Zareena Grewal provides a window into today's culture wars with a special focus on ways non-Muslim white artists appropriate and adopt the Islamic scripture in works that offer a political commentary on the War on Terror.

Zareena Grewal, associate professor of American studies, Religious studies, and Middle East studies at Yale University, is a renowned scholar of Islam in the US, the author of an award-winning book, Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority, and a documentary filmmaker, By the Dawn's Early Light: Chris Jackson's Journey to Islam.

Lunch provided.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Culture and Communication.

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