EVENTS

 
Date/Time Event
04/12/2018 - 04/28/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Student Art Exhibit
Student Art Exhibit
AEGON Gallery (inside Jones Visual Art Center), Danville KY

 
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT (in conjunction with the RICE Symposium)
• Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 12 •
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

04/24/2018
7:00 pm

CONVO: Muslim Heroines in Graphic Narratives
CONVO: Muslim Heroines in Graphic Narratives
Young Hall – Auditorium (Room 113), Danville KY

 
Veiled Superheroes: Muslim Heroines in the World of Graphic Narratives
In her latest book, Sophia Rose Arjana explores the world of graphic narratives – comic books, webcomics, and animation – and the Muslim superheroines who populate these texts. From the world of Marvel where we encounter a teenage superhero named Kamala Khan to the Burka Avenger of Pakistan, these Muslim girls and women are portrayed as independent, strong, and heroic. These characters also illustrate how religious clothing and superhero costuming can be used in ways that challenge stereotypes and recast veiling as a liberative practice. Sophia Rose Arjana is a scholar of religion at Western Kentucky University and has published three books on Islamic subjects.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC