Islam in Comics, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Rebecca Hankins (Download Presentation)

Rebecca Hankins

Workshop Overview:
Year 2 of the workshops included a Key Note Presentation on Islam in Comics, Science Fiction and Fantasy by Rebecca Hankins, LSIS of Texas A&M University.

KSU Faculty Member Presentations:

  • Representing Iran by Dr. Iraj Omidvar 
  • Extremism and Imperialism by Khalil Elayan

Film Screenings:

  • Books Selected by KSU Faculty during this workshop:

    • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

    • Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism (Nation of Newcomers: Immigrant History as American History) Paperback Mohja Kahf, "E-mails from Scheherazad"

      Fawzia Afzal-Khan, "Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out"
    • Amy Waldman, "The Submission"

    • Geoffrey Nash, "Writing Muslim Identity"

    • Do Muslim Women Need Saving? By Lila Abu-Lughod
    • "Who speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think", John Esposite & Dalia Mogahed

    • "What's Right with Islam is What's Right With America", Abdul Rauf

    • "Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation", Eboo Patel

    • "I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim", Maria Ebrahimji & Zara Suratwala

    • A Quiet Revolution," Leila Ahmed,
      "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim," Mahmood Mamdani, "Prince among Slaves," by Terry Alford.

    • Western Muslims and the Future of Islam (2003) Islam and the Arab Awakening (2012)
      Radical Reform, Radical Ijtihad (2009)

    • Islam, the West, and the Challenges of Modernity (2001)

    • The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (2010).

    • * Excerpt by Rebecca Hankans on Muslim Americans in Popular Culture and excerpt by Moja Kahf.