Revisiting Dune: Table of Contents

  1. The Muslimness of Dune: A Close Reading of “Appendix II: The Religion of Dune” (Tor. com]
  2. Gurney Halleck, the Moor; or, Othello in Space [Medium]
  3. The novel Dune had deep Muslim influences. The movie erases them. [The Washington Post] (Or, Denis Villeneuve, the White Savior of Dune) (For more detailed thoughts on the film, see Supplement to Dune film review).
  4. Frank Herbert, the Republican Salafi [New Lines Magazine]: The author of ‘Dune’ articulated his conservative politics not against but through his engagement with non-Western cultures (alt. subtitle: “or, Hegel and Dune”)
  5. Sciences of Dune [Los Angeles Review of Books]: Curated and co-edited, with Henry Cowles, a series of historical essays on science and technology studies approaches to Dune. Our Introduction to the symposium. My essay, Sietchposting: A Short Guide to Recent Work on Dune.
  1. Let’s Obsess Over the Politics of Dune!” [Our Opinions Are Correct, with Annalee Newitz & Charlie Jane Anders]
  2. Dune Review — What We Saw and What We Liked” [Muslim Anti-Racism Collective, with Margari Hill, Alex Fox, & Mohammad Raza]
  3. “Motherboard Does Dune: Spice, Psychedelics, and Spirituality” [Motherboard, with Gita Jackson, Brian Merchant, Shayla Love, David Klion, & Tim Marchman]
  4. Bonus: The Deep History of Dune” [NPR’s Throughline, with Rund Abdelfatah & Ramtin Arablouei]
  5. Orientalism, Salafism and Sci-Fi in the World of ‘Dune’ — with Haris Durrani” [New Lines Magazine, with Faisal Al Yafai]
  1. Reading Children of Dune, Entry 1: Qur’anic Passages; Race & Fremen Customs; Tradition & Change (pp. 1–29)
  2. Reading Children of Dune, Entry 2: Law & Modernity; Biblical Beasts & Jacurutu Origins; Herbert, Republican? (pp. 29–66)
  3. Reading Children of Dune, Entry 3: Osiris, Drunk Sufism, & the Alam al-Mythal; Sophisticated Primitivity; Fremen Rebels (pp. 67–91)

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