Muslim Journeys

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities

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These books were obtained through a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association.  Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.  Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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The Qur'an and the Establishment of a Nation

The Qur'an and the Establishment of a Nation

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 3:00 p.m.
PK Auditorium
Purdy-Kresge Library
5265 Cass Avenue
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Dr. Muhamed Tarek El-Sharkawi is an Assistant Professor of Arabic Language in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and also teaches courses in the History and Development of Arabic in the Linguistics Department, Wayne State University.  His most recent book, Linguistic Conquests, was published in 2013 by At-Tanwir publishers in Cairo.  His latest publication in English, The Ecology of Arabic:  A Study of Arabicization was published by Brill in 2010.

Professor El-Sharkawi will eplore the Qur'an as a cultural product and delineate its influence on the establishment of the Arabs as a nation conscious of its identity, heritage and language.  He will trace the development of the Arab sciences to the Qur'an, and show how it brought together the different old Arabic dialects to form one common language.

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The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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                                                  Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Events                     

From Genie to Efreet:  Fantastic Apparitions              Thursday, November 7, 2013   3:30 p.m.
     in the Tales of the Arabian Nights                            Bernath Auditorium
     Dr. Anne Duggan
                                                       David Adamany Undergraduate Library
                                                                                          Wayne State University

The Oxford Islamic Studies Online Database              Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:00 a.m.
     Karen Liston, Librarian                                              Lab A (First Floor)
                                                                                          David Adamany Undergraduate Library
                                                                                          Wayne State University
                                                                                         
     - lab space is limited;
                                                                                                e-mail AQ8554@wayne.edu to attend

Islamic Art:  Mirror of the Invisible World                    Thursday, November 14, 2013 
   Detroit Institute of Arts Tour 2:00 p.m.                      Detroit Institute of Arts,
                                                                                              Woodward Entrance
   Film Showing 3:00 p.m.                                               Detroit Institute of Arts,
                                                                                             Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
                                                                                    
         - tour attendance is limited;
                                                                                               e-mail AQ8554@wayne.edu to attend    

The Oxford islamic Studies Online Database               Monday, November 18, 2013  4:00 p.m.
    Karen Liston, Librarian                                               Lab A (First Floor)
                                                                                           David Adamany Undergraduate Library
                                                                                           Wayne State University      
                                                                                              - lab space is limited;
                                                                                                e-mail AQ8554@wayne.edu to attend

The Qur'an and the Establishment of a Nation            Thursday, November 21, 2013  3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Mohamed Tarek El-Sharkawi                                Kresge Auditorium (Room 110)
    Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember             Purdy-Kresge Library
    Film Showing 4:00 p.m.                                              Wayne State University
   

Snow, by Orhan Pamuk (Book Discussion)                 Thursday, December 5, 2013  3:30 p.m.
    Karen Liston, Librarian                                               Community Room (3rd Floor)     
                                                                                       
  Adamany Undergraduate Library
                                                                                          Wayne State University Library                       


   

Contact Librarian Karen Liston at AQ8554@wayne.edu or (313) 577-5596

Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

 

From Genie to Efreet

From Genie to Efreet:
Fantastic Apparitions in the Tales of the Arabian Nights

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:30 p.m.
Bernath Auditorium
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
5150 Anthony Wayne Drive
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Dr. Anne Duggan is an Associate Professor of French and the Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Wayne State University, and is a Co-Editor (with Cristina Bacchilega) of Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies (Wayne State University Press).

Dr. Duggan will consider the evolution of the genie as a fantastic apparition from its emergence in French literature at the beginning of the eighteenth century to its development into the early twentieth century.  In order to follow the textual and visual evolutions of the figure, Dr. Duggan will examine tales frequently depicted by illustrators of French and English editions, including:  the lady of the rings of the frame narrative; "The Merchant and the Genie;" "The Fisherman and the Genie;" and "Aladdin."  As will become evident, the illustrated genie of the Old Regime has nothing to do with the turban- or fez-wearers of the twentieth century; however, the one aspect the genie maintains throughout its transformations over time (at least until Disney), is a fear we might associate with the fantastic that the creature inspires in those before whom it appears.

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The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.