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II Arts of Islam Conference

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 (Chair – Nancy Florida)
Khaled Mattawa (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Muhammad Ali (University of California, Riverside)
Kamelya Youssef - ​​frayed towel made holy: prayer [rug] for this nonbeliever


1:00-2:30
Panel II: Music and Dance (Chair – Christi-Anne Castro)
Adil Johan - Intimacies of Popular Islam in Malaysian Film Music
Fatou-Seydi Sarr - Immigration and criminalization--teaching through African Dance
Inna Naroditskaya (Northwestern University) - Weaving mugham and carpet into Baku's sounding architecture


2:45-3:45
Panel III: Visual Arts (Chair –Nachiket Chanchani)
Murad Khan Mumtaz - Modern and Contemporary Miniaturist Painting in Pakistan: A Practitioner’s Perspective
Laila Hotait - Nostalgia as a Tool in the Arts for the Construction of Arab-American Identities
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Arts of Islam, Interdisciplinary, International, Middle East Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS), History of Art, Department of History, Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, African Studies Center, Islamic Studies Program , Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Screen Arts & Cultures, International Institute, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies