Beyond "the Veil": Representations and Realities of Muslim Women in the U.S.|
Led by playwright and actress Leila Buck, this course will use artistic methods to research and examine the dominant representations of Muslim women in U.S. mainstream media, and engage with the complex realities of Muslim women's lives through personal narratives and in-person connections. The course will include a service-learning component where students will connect with Muslim women in Connecticut and beyond, while exploring the politics of representation and the role of story in shaping our perceptions of and relationships to Muslim women in the U.S. and beyond. This course is part of the Center for the Arts' Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan program and the Creative Campus Initiative.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Evelyn Al Sultany, ARABS AND MUSLIMS IN THE MEDIA AFTER 9/11 (selections)
Edward Said, COVERING ISLAM: HOW THE MEDIA AND EXPERTS DETERMINE HOW WE SEE THE REST OF THE WORLD
Edward Said, ORIENTALISM
Peter Gottschalk and Gabriel Greenberg, ISLAMOPHOBIA: MAKING MUSLIMS THE ENEMY
Fatima Mernissi, SCHEHEREZADE GOES WEST
Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, MUSLIM WOMEN IN AMERICA
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, MOVING THE MOUNTAIN (selection)
Inshallah Love, THE SECRET LOVE LIVES OF MUSLIM AMERICAN WOMEN
Aya Hirsi Ali, THE CAGED VIRGIN: AN EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION FOR WOMEN AND ISLAM
|Examination and Assignments: |
In addition to the readings, students will be required to attend at least two scheduled cultural events; will conduct an interview; and create a final project (written, performed or multi-media) that draws from the readings and assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should email Leila Buck at email@example.com by September 7, 2014, with their class year/major, and a one-page description of why they are interested in taking the course and what they can contribute to the group.
Wednesday, September 17, 7-9:50pm: Beyond the Veil course
Thursday, September 18, 7-8pm: "Gender, Islam and the 'Muslim Problem'" Panel, CFA Hall
Wednesday, October 1, 7-9:50pm: Beyond the Veil course
Wednesday, October 8, 7-9:50pm: Beyond the Veil course
Wednesday, October 29, 8-10pm: HKEELEE performance, World Music Hall
Wednesday, November 5, 7-9:50pm: Beyond the Veil course
Students will be required to attend an additional 3-4 events with community members, which may occur on evenings and weekends. Dates TBD.
|Instructor(s): Buck,Leila Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|