Revolution of Things: The Islamism and Post-Islamism of Objects in Tehran

A Book Talk with Kusha Sefat
Oct 10, 2023 at - | Fisher-Bennett 401

In Revolution of Things, Kusha Sefat traces a dynamism between materiality and language that sheds light on how the merger of the two permeates politics. To show how shifting relations between things and terms form the…

Maghreb Noir: Pan-Africanism and the Militant-Artists of North Africa

A Book Talk with Paraska Tolan
Oct 24, 2023 at - | Fisher-Bennett 401

Upon their independence, Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian governments turned to the Global South and offered military and financial aid to Black liberation struggles. Tangier and Algiers attracted Black American and…

On Earth or in Poems: The Many Lives of Al-Andalus

A Book Talk with Eric Calderwood
Nov 7, 2023 at - | Fisher-Bennett 401

During the Middle Ages, the Iberian Peninsula was home not to Spain and Portugal but rather to al-Andalus. Ruled by a succession of Islamic dynasties, al-Andalus came to be a shorthand for a legendary place where people…


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