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Middle East Studies Lecture Series: Susan Friedman

A CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS? EAST-WEST MIGRATIONS, ISLAMOPHOBIA, AND THE COSMOPOLITANISM OF MOHJA KAHF AND MARJANE SATRAPI

Event Details

Date
Monday, October 15, 2018
Time
12-1 p.m.
Location
Description
In the face of rising Islamophobia, how have diasporic women writers of Muslim background negotiated their migrant experience? The talk will explore the different responses of diasporic women writers of Muslim backgrounds as they recast East/West binaries in the context of religion and cosmopolitan ideals. It will feature a comparative reading of Mohja Kahf, a Syrian-American novelist and critic, and Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian living in Paris working in both graphic and cinematic forms
Cost
Free

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