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Muslim Publics: Islamic Media: Sense and Sensation

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Friday, October 04, 2013
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Islamic Media: Sense and Sensation

A day-long workshop on Friday, October 4 will explore how film, graffiti, rap, poetry, and street art have flourished at the intersection of religion (specifically Middle Eastern Islam) and revolution, transforming not only the social and political landscape, but also the human sensorium. That evening that Duke Coffeehouse will host a dance party and music jam featuring music from the recent revolutions in the Arab World.This project is built around a set of public performances and conversations in which Duke students play critical roles as facilitators, interviewers, and interlocutors. Performing an interactive public sphere, they engage with distinguished speakers in fields critical to the disciplinary study of media and the senses.8:30 Breakfast and Opening Remarks9:00 KeynoteHent de Vries10 -11:30Mark LeVine Yasmin Moll 1:30- 3:30Yasser Tabbaa Laura Marks (in conversation with students from LIT/AMES/AMI 690S ICS/VMS 59: Islam and Cinema: Light, Sound, Space)4:00-5:30Mazyar Lotfalian (in conversation with students from LIT/ICS/ LATAMER 320/AAAS 247S/ AMI 246S: Social Movements and Social Media)

Contact: Keri Majikes