Fall 2007 Voltaire's Coffee with Professor Hina Azam, Middle Eastern Studies/Women's and Gender Studies
Tue, September 11, 2007 • 7:00 PM • Carothers Residence Hall/Joynes 007B. Enter from Quad Courtyard--east door.
Often compared to Tolkien's Middle-earth or Lewis's Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly at our hearts, pulling us deeply into its imaginary realms. Three books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, and The Farthest Shore) tell the whole Earthsea cycle--a tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizard's apprentice after the wizard reveals Sparrowhawk's true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far moreProfessor Azam received her Ph.D. and her M.A. from Duke University. She currently serves in both the Department of Middle East Studies and Center for Women's and Gender Studies. She has previously taught at Stanford University and St. Mary's College of California, and is a frequent speaker at interfaith events. Her areas of specialty include Islamic law, Islamic studies, and gender issues.