[PAST EVENT] Spring 2024 APIA Lecture Series,  Arab American Heritage Month Event

April 10, 2024
12pm - 1pm
Boswell Hall (formerly Morton Hall), Room 141
100 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Free food
Rabih Alameddine is an American painter and writer
Rabih Alameddine is an American painter and writer

Concerning the Political in Art, Rabih Alameddine
The subject of this talk concerns politics and art, questioning the very premise of dividing these two pillars of culture into an either/or proposition. It posits that a political dimension enlarges a work of art rather than making it less beautiful or reducing it to a polemic, as we are so often and carelessly taught. But is also tackles what makes art political to begin with: how essential is the artist’s conscious political intent, and what does the reader or viewer contribute to the work’s political capability or significance?
Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels An Unnecessary Woman; I, the Divine; Koolaids; The Hakawati; and the story collection, The Perv. In 2019, he won the Dos Passos Prize.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: APIA Program, English Department


Please contact Dr. R. Benedito Ferrão with any questions: [[rbferrao]]