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Dune and Islam: Understanding the Movie
November 13, 2021 Zoom and YouTube Live.

Free Webinar. $10 suggested donation: https://go.unc.edu/PeckFundDonation

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 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.

The webinar is free. A $10 donation is suggested. 100% of your tax deductible gift goes graduate students in the Department of Religious Studies through the Peck Fund for Teaching Excellence.

https://go.unc.edu/PeckFundDonation


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Nov 13, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Carl Ernst
William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor @Department of Religious Studies UNC Chapel HIll
Carl Ernst is a leading scholar of Islamic Studies and Sufism.
Michael Muhammad Knight
Assistant Professor @Philosophy University of Central Florida
Michael Muhammad Knight is the author of several books, most recently Muhammad's Body: Baraka Networks and the Prophetic Assemblage.