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First Impressions #102: Birgit Meyer on Ghana’s Hollywood

First Impressions #102: Birgit Meyer on Ghana’s Hollywood

David M. Krueger March 17, 2017 0

Christianity has greatly shaped popular filmmaking in Ghana. Kristian Petersen talks with Birgit Meyer, Professor . . .

First Impressions #101: Deepa Iyer on Shaping a Multiracial Future in the U.S.

First Impressions #101: Deepa Iyer on Shaping a Multiracial Future in the U.S.

Kristian Petersen January 3, 2017 0

Racial anxiety, bigotry, and anti-immigrant sentiment has escalated in post 9/11 America but that history . . .

First Impressions # 100: Tim Whitmarsh on Atheism in the Ancient World

First Impressions # 100: Tim Whitmarsh on Atheism in the Ancient World

Joseph Ryan Kelly December 20, 2016 0

Atheists have been battling the gods for as long as the faithful have been admiring . . .

First Impressions #99: Aaron Hughes on the American Jewish Iconoclast, Jacob Neusner

First Impressions #99: Aaron Hughes on the American Jewish Iconoclast, Jacob Neusner

Kristian Petersen December 19, 2016 0

Because of Jacob Neusner, the scholarly study of Judaism flourishes in secular universities, not just . . .

First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

David M. Krueger December 6, 2016 0

African American culture plays a critical role in the construction Muslim American identity. Dave Krueger . . .

The Annual Marginalia Radio Book Guide for #SBLAAR16

The Annual Marginalia Radio Book Guide for #SBLAAR16

David M. Krueger November 16, 2016 0

First Impressions is a Marginalia Review of Books podcast featuring authors of some of the . . .

First Impressions #97: Emily Suzanne Clark on Afro-Creole Spiritualism in New Orleans

First Impressions #97: Emily Suzanne Clark on Afro-Creole Spiritualism in New Orleans

David M. Krueger November 14, 2016 0

  Messages from the spirit world offered an Afro-Creole community in New Orleans a forum . . .

First Impressions # 96: Media, Race, and Sexuality in Transnational Santería

First Impressions # 96: Media, Race, and Sexuality in Transnational Santería

Kristian Petersen November 8, 2016 0

Santería, as a site of analytical inquiry, disrupts many of dominant theoretical approaches to the . . .

First Impressions # 95: Eva Mroczek on the Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

First Impressions # 95: Eva Mroczek on the Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Joseph Ryan Kelly October 25, 2016 0

There was no such thing as the Bible when ancient Jewish literature was composed. With . . .

First Impressions # 94: Claire Chambers on Britain Through Muslim Literary Representations

First Impressions # 94: Claire Chambers on Britain Through Muslim Literary Representations

Kristian Petersen October 18, 2016 0

What does Britain look like from the perspective of Muslims across the eighteenth century until . . .