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Special Series: Hyphenated Identity: An Evening of the Spoken Word with Lawrence Joseph and Hala Alyan

Tue, November 25, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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This presentation of poetry by two Arab-American writers is somewhat contradictory, for it attempts to capture a particular ethos of the hyphenated identity through the poetic imagination of two very different writers, from different generations, with different experiences. On the face of it, it is an impossibility.


Lawrence Joseph's language exerts pressure, is tense and imbricated in the details of life. It is the raw material in its syntax, words and grammar of social, political or historical narrative. The sound of the language even in its depiction of landscapes r... Read more

Lawrence Joseph & Hala Alyan
Lawrence Joseph & Hala Alyan

Call For Submissions: 2nd Annual Alwan 3rd i Awards 2014

Mon, December 1, 2014 10:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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OPEN CALL: Second Annual Alwan 3rd i Awards 2014

Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY have launched the second annual Alwan 3rd i Awards Competition 2014 and are soliciting new, short films and/or video art (produced 2012 or later) by Arab/ Middle Eastern/ North African/South Asian and Central Asian directors OR films about those regions and their diasporas by filmmakers of all backgrounds.


The Alwan 3rd i Awards Competition aims to present the very best in recent short films and video art that increase awareness of the creative vitali... Read more

Alwan Seminar Series: Talal Asad: "How Should We Think About the Upheavals in the Middle East?"

Wed, December 3, 2014 6:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Part of the Alwan for the Arts Seminar Series
HOW SHOULD WE THINK ABOUT THE UPHEAVALS IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
Seminar by Distinguished Anthropologist and Post-Colonial Theorist Talal Asad

Time: 6:00-8:30pm
By Invitation Only

Guest Speaker: Talal Asad


Talal Asad, esteemed Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, is a post-colonial theorist and anthropologist who has made significant and important theoretical contributions to post-colonialism and the studies of Christianity and Islam and who has recently... Read more
Talal Asad
Talal Asad
Alwan Seminar Series

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