April 2011: Upcoming Event: The Arabian Nights

Shabnam Rezaei and Aly Jetha,
creators of the animated series, 1001 Nights
and co-founders of its production company, Big Bad Boo Studios

in a conversation

‘Negotiating the opportunities and dangers
of representing 1001 Nights
at this historical moment
in the US’

Thursday, April 7
1 – 2 p.m.
6203 Social Science Bldg.

The conversation with Rezaei and Jetha is made possible by the ongoing series “Great World Texts in Wisconsin,” sponsored and organized by the U.W. Madison Humanities Center. This year’s “world text” is 1001 Nights. Following on teachers’ workshop in fall and spring semesters, the Center is hosting a student conference on Wednesday, April 6, 8:30 – 3:30 in the Memorial Union to showcase the work of high-school students from around the state who’ve been reading 1001 Nights in their classes. Rezaei and Jetha are the keynote speakers at that conference.

For more information, visit the event website.