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II Arts of Islam Symposium

Being Muslim: Arts and Expressions
Monday, March 12, 2018
9:30 AM-4:30 PM
1010 Weiser Hall Map
What are contemporary expressions of self and community in the context of Islam? This cross-disciplinary symposium highlights contemporary expressive performance and visual work that engage with Islam in everyday life. The event is a collaborative effort bringing together regional centers at the International Institute and partners across campus and the community. This event is funded in part by Title VI NRC grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

10:00am: Welcome Remarks

10:15 to 11:45
Panel I: Literature and Poetry

Muhammad Ali: "Beauty and Piety in Contemporary Indonesian Islamic Literature" (University of California, Riverside)
Kamelya Youssef: "Frayed Towel Made Holy: Prayer [rug] for this Nonbeliever" (Detroit-based poet, organizer, student, and teacher)
Khaled Mattawa: "On Not Finding the Center" (U-M)
Moderator: Nancy Florida (U-M)

Panel II: Music and Dance

Adil Johan: "Intimacies of Popular Islam in Malaysian Film Music" (Institute for Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia)
Fatou-Seydi Sarr: "Immigration and Criminalization--Teaching through African Dance" (African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs, Detroit)
Inna Naroditskaya: "Weaving Mugham and Carpet into Baku's Sounding Architecture" (Northwestern University)
Moderator: Christi-Anne Castro (U-M)

Panel III: Visual Arts

Murad Khan Mumtaz: "Modern and Contemporary Miniaturist Painting in Pakistan: A Practitioner’s Perspective" (University of Virginia)
Laila Hotait: "Nostalgia as a Tool in the Arts for the Construction of Arab-American Identities" (University Instituto TecnolĂłgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico)
Moderator: Nachiket Chanchani (U-M)
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: AEM Featured, Arts of Islam, Interdisciplinary, International, Middle East Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Southeast Asian Studies, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, History of Art, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of Middle East Studies, International Institute, Department of Film, Television, and Media, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, Global Islamic Studies Center, Center for World Performance Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of History, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS), Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).