ABBAS KIAROSTAMI at the Cinematheque

MESP is proud to co-sponsor with the UW-Cinematheque: FOUR MOVIES FROM IRANIAN DIRECTOR ABBAS KIAROSTAMI FRI., 9/20, 7 p.m. Kiarostami HOMEWORK (MASHGH-E-SHAB) Iran | 1989 | DCP | 86 min. | Persian with English subtitles …

MES Lecture: Irfan A. Omar – Prophet al-Khidr

“Prophet al-Khidr, Between (the Qur’anic) Text and (the Mystical) Tradition” Al-Khidr is uniquely placed in the Qur’an as a figure who at once unites and divides; is a healer of souls and yet hard to …

MES Lecture: Susan Friedman – A Clash of Civilizations?

“A Clash of Civilizations? East-West Migrations, Islamophobia, and the Cosmopolitanism of Mohja Kahf and Marjane Satrapi” In the face of rising Islamophobia in the West, how have diasporic women writers of Muslim background negotiated their …