Scripture & Arts Lecture: "Alef is for Allah"

   
Summary

Scripture & Arts Lecture: "Alef is for Allah"

Description

Using a wide range of visual and written sources, Elias will investigate childhood in the modern Islamic world and explore the way concepts of innocence and cuteness influence social understandings of ethics, morality, and community. Focusing primarily on visual representations of children from modern Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, he will discuss important questions of gender, virtue, and devotion, as well as community, nationhood, violence, and sacrifice. In exploring a subject that has never been studied comparatively before, Elias will attempt to extend the boundaries of our understanding of emotion, religion, and visual culture and provide unique insight into Islam as it is lived and experienced in the modern world.

Starts

5:00pm on Thursday, February 21st 2019

End Time

7:00pm

Topics

Lectures

Speaker(s)

Jamal Elias, Professor of Religious Studies and Southeast Asian Studies at UPENN

Event Open To

public

Contact Name

Lydia Cosculluela

Building

Center for Jewish Studies (147 Bay State Road)

Room

JCS 201

Contact Email

cosculyd@bu.edu

Contact Organization

Scripture & Arts (BU Department of Religious Studies)

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