CONVO: Muslim Heroines in Graphic Narratives
Date(s) - 04/24/2018
Young Hall - Auditorium (Room 113)
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