Specialists will take the customary deliberations about arts and culture into new, substantive, and shaping discussion. Beyond “leisure” or “entertainment,” beyond art’s personal impacts, beyond contributions to tourism, community building, or the classroom, do the arts and culture power progress? This convening will ask if (and how) the arts provide structures and strategies for social change, how they help define peoples and nations, how they deal with actual matters of life and death. Are the arts essential in ways that economics and medicine and politics are? If so, how is this manifest? What are the theoretical bases that ground the arts and govern our expectations of them?
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Are the Arts Essential?.
A panel of faith leaders discuss the Jacob story as told in three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle, on view through April 22.
Free with museum admission and online registration is required
On Tuesday evening, Barnard’s Sulz Parlor was packed with eager listeners. Like her heroine, Sana Amanat was warm, funny and down-to-earth. Amanat, the child of Pakistani immigrants, worked in magazine publishing after graduating from Barnard. From there she moved to an indie comic book company. She was hired by Marvel in 2009, where she currently works as director of content and character development.
Interviewing her was Professor Hussein Rashid, adjunct professor of religion at Barnard, whose work focuses on Muslims and American popular culture. He starts with the most important question of all: How did her time at Barnard inform and prepare her for her work as a comic book editor?
The methods of the Digital Humanities present an opportunity to think about the goals and methods in the Study of Religion. The emergence of these new tools challenges the ways in which we consider academic work, and the premises around which Study of Religion is built. By broadening the scope of what we can do with “religious” material, we can more broadly imagine what religion is
Sana Amanat '04, director of content and character development at Marvel Comics, created the first Muslim superhero with her own book series, Kamala Khan. Amanat joins Hussein Rashid, adjunct professor of religion at Barnard College, to discuss growing up Pakistani- American and what Barnard meant to her. The evening will cover the journey she took to create a female comic book character in a male-dominated field, why Ms. Marvel is so important right now, and what’s next for women in comics.
I will be speaking at Columbia University's Muslim Protagonist Conference on Feb. 24, 2018.
Details and registration can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/themuslimprotagonist/
This Week: American Values Religious Voices How might religious values be expressed in our current political situation? At this interfaith panel with Professor Aaron Koller, Professor Hussein Rashid, and Trinity’s Theologian-in-Residence, Dr. Deirdre Good, we will discuss our involvement in the project American Values Religious Voices (valuesandvoices.com).
Muslim identity and practices are featured more comics than ever, from mainstream titles like Ms. Marvelto independent graphic memoirs. This panel at the 2017 Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) takes stock of this important growing field — including the brand-new book Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation — and presents the perspectives of both academics and creators. Featuring discussion with Hussein Rashid (Religion Professor, Barnard College; Contributor, Muslim Superheroes), A. David Lewis (Instructor, MCPHS University; Co-Editor, Muslim Superheroes; writer, Kismet, Man of Fate), Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator, Co-Director, BOY/BYE series MIPSTERZ project), and Hillary Chute (English Professor, Northeastern Unitersity).
Talkback Series on Japanese Internment During WWII to Follow HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Sheen Center.
Following select performances of Jeanne Sakata's Hold These Truths, directed by Lisa Rothe and starring Joel de la Fuente (Amazon's The Man in the High Castle), Hang a Tale Theater Company will welcome a diverse panel of guests to discuss the history of forced Japanese internment during WWII and the parallels to our current time, when Muslims and other minorities are again fighting to preserve their civil liberties.
Panelists will include Julie Azuma (President of "Different Roads to Learning"), Albert Fox Cahn Esq. (Legal Director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations, New York), Allison Hi (member of the Day of Remembrance Committee), David Okada (co-chair of the Japanese American Citizen's League), Hussein Rashid, PhD (academic, speaker, educator, and founder of islamicate L3C) and playwright Jeanne Sakata (actor of film, television, and theater, and the writer of Hold These Truths). Other panelists may be added at a later date.
Bruce Springsteen makes Pakistani music? Despite the long presence of Muslims in America, Islamophobia is on the rise. Like many other communities, Muslims turn to their faith to help craft a response, and the results enrich American culture. Come here how qawwali, a Muslim devotional music from South Asia, is now an American music.