As a scholar of artwork representing the Prophet Muhammad from the 14th century to modern times, Faculty Book Celebration speaker Christiane Gruber’s work may seem a dangerous pursuit. But the Koran ensures its legitimacy, and Gruber fears instead for the artwork itself.
As a scholar of artwork representing the Prophet Muhammad from the 14th century to modern times, Faculty Book Celebration speaker Christiane Gruber’s work may seem a dangerous pursuit. But the Koran ensures its legitimacy, and Gruber fears instead for the artwork itself.

India's caste system of racial stratification is going nowhere, says historian and scholar of India Shefali Chandra. Instead, it is expressed in new and ever more cunning ways. Her new book project takes a hundred-year look at India's history to unravel the intertwined nature of privileged racial regimes.

Director Justin Kurzel's 2015 adaptation of <i>Macbeth</i> hews closely to the original Shakespearean script but for a few brutal twists, writes <b>Jami Ake,</b> senior lecturer in Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities.
Director Justin Kurzel's 2015 adaptation of Macbeth hews closely to the original Shakespearean script but for a few brutal twists, writes Jami Ake, senior lecturer in Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities. The film, she says, is at once more human and more inhumane.



Victor Frankenstein review by Corinna Treitel
With more than 40 big-screen appearances and the ubiquity of terms such as "Frankenfoods," Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus clearly hits a cultural nerve. Historian Corinna Treitel weighs in on the newest cinematic representation, Victor Frankenstein, and describes the lasting legacy of Frankenstein's monster.

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