March 2011

CCL Faculty's Anthology Receives Multiple Awards

World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives, an anthology co-edited by the University of Iowa's Cinema and Comparative Literature faculty Natasa Durovicova and Kathleen Newman, has been given a 2010 CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title by Routledge Media, as well as the 2011 Best Edited Collection Award from The Society for Cinema

David Phillip Mullins reading

Live From Prairie Lights

Husain M. Naqvi


H.M. Naqvi (1973) was born in London and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. He graduated from Georgetown University, and then got an MFA in creative writing at Boston University. He spent many years in the U.S., consecutively working in finance, running a slam venue, and teaching creative writing at Boston University. Presently, he resides in Karachi, Pakistan.

Husain M.

IWP alum Hamdy El-Gazzar shares his experience in Egypt

image "About 12:30 a.m., without warning, tear-gas canisters start to rain down on the demonstrators from all sides. I start tearing and sneezing. I cling on to my friend, whose apartment is 10 meters from the square. We run to the ancient apartment, one of whose walls bears a large oil-painting of Saad Zaghlul, leader of the revolution of 1919.

From behind the window panes we watch the police firing tear gas and rubber bullets and falling on the protesters.