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Discussion: “Dune and Islam: How To Understand the Movie” with Carl Ernst (UNC) and Michael Muhammad Knight (University of Central Florida) (virtual)
November 13, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Frank Herbert’s Dune is inspired by themes from the history of Islam that are both direct and subtle. Carl Ernst and Michael Muhammad Knight will discuss the new film and the book it is based on and explore how Islam is part of its foundation.
+ Carl Ernst is a leading scholar of Islamic Studies and Sufism and William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill.
+ Michael Muhammad Knight is Assistant Professor of Religion and Cultural Studies at the University of Central Florida and the author of several books, most recently Muhammad’s Body: Baraka Networks and the Prophetic Assemblage.
The live free webinar is a fundraiser to benefit the Peck Fund for Teaching Excellence, which is devoted to supporting and recognizing teaching among graduate students in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC, Chapel Hill. 100% of your tax deductible gift goes graduate students in the Department of Religious Studies through the Peck Fund for Teaching Excellence. Suggested donation is $10. https://go.unc.edu/PeckFundDonation
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.