Dr. Justine Howe Lecture at Indiana University October 17, 2017: All-American Islam: Leisure and Parenting in Suburban Chicago

After 9/11, American Muslims have faced increased pressure to demonstrate the compatibility of Islam and American culture. Focusing on suburban Chicago, this lecture shows how some Muslim communities have embraced leisure activities, such as playing football or apple-picking, as essential for smoothing the pathway for Islam’s acceptance in the American religious landscape and as vital for the construction of an American Islam that transcends ethnic and racial divisions. By linking leisure to the moral obligation of parenting, these recreational rituals, deemed quintessentially American, are made into pious acts. This talk explores how consumer practices, especially those perceived as generating “spirituality” and cultural “comfort”— have become resonant in our contemporary political moment.


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Dr. Beal Visiting Faculty at the Nida School of Translation Studies at the San Pellegrino University Foundation in Misano Adriatico, Italy

Timothy Beal was Visiting Faculty at the Nida School of Translation Studies at the San Pellegrino University Foundation in Misano Adriatico, Italy. The conference hosts a highly diverse international group of faculty and graduate students from all fields of translation studies (from religious texts to poetry and novels to recipes). This year’s theme is “Translation and Cultural Conversions.” Tim will lecture on his recent experiments in neural machine translation.

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“Changing the Narrative About Islam and Muslims”

Power of Diversity Lecture Series Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity invites you to attend “Changing the Narrative About Islam and Muslims” a lecture by Ramez Islambouli Head of Arabic Language,CWRU Dept. of Modern Languages Lecturer of Islam, CWRU Dept. of Religious Studies Adjunct Professor, CWRU School of Law   Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3 p.m., Ballroom...

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This Tuesday, 11/15: Discussion of “Trump and Trauma” with Roxanne Gay

TRUMP AND TRAUMA: Feminism, Vulnerable Lives and Public Power A Student Class Discussion with Professor Roxanne Gay When: Tuesday, November 15 at 4:30 pm Where: Gaming Room in the Tinkham Veale University Center RSVP to Professor Joy Bostic (joy.bostic@case.edu) Haitian-American author Roxane Gay’s writing focuses on feminist issues, gender, and racial equality. Her works...

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Phi Beta Kappa Lecture: The Black Atlantic Reads King James

Lecture by Dr. Vincent L. Wimbush, speaker and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar:

The Black Atlantic Reads King James

Wednesday, April 6

Thwing Center Ballroom – Case Western Reserve University 11111 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

Free and open to the public, registration required

Phi Beta Kappa Welcome Reception at 11:50 am

Lecture at 12:30 pm




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