Humanities Institute Performance/Lecture: Fawzia Afzal-Khan "Scheherezade Goes West: Speaking Out As a Muslim/Pakistani/American/Wo/man"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Scripps - Garrison Theater
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Scripps - Humanities Institute
Scripps Humanities Institute

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center

 “Scheherezade Goes West: Speaking Out As a Muslim/Pakistani/American/Wo/man"

Performed by Fawzia Afzal-Khan
Professor of English
Director of Women and Gender Studies
Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
Fawzia Afzal-Khan is Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and Director of Women and Gender Studies at Montclair State University. Afzal-Khan received her BA from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan, and her MA and PHd in English Literature from Tufts University, Ma. She is a cultural materialist who works at the intersection of Feminist Theory, Cultural and Performance Studies, and Postcolonial Studies . She is author of 5 books, including a critical work on Pakistani Theatre, and a bestselling anthology called Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out (2005). Her latest book is a controversial memoir entitled Lahore With Love; Growing Up With Girlfriends Pakistani-Style (Syracuse University Press 2010; rep Insanity Ink 2010. She is a frequent contributor to Counterpunch and Express Tribune, and a published poet and playwright. She is a Contributing Editor to TDR (The Drama Review), and serves on the Advisory Board of SAR (the South Asian Review. She is also a trained vocalist in the North Indian Classical tradition. Her music videos exploring themes of gender, religion, class , set in Pakistan, can be viewed on youtube (FAK Lahore, FAK Payal, FAK Smokescreen, FAK Sacrifice). She was a founding member of the experimental theatre collective Compagnie Faim de Siecle, with whom she toured and performed in Europe and North America.  Her current research work is focused on Pakistani Popular Culture.

Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2011 series: "Performing the Body Politic: Transgressions, Interventions, and Expressive Culture"

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