This course is fundamentally concerned with the ways in which Western (pre) conceptions of the orient are reinforced through film. The course uses films and about the East, directed and/or scripted by Westerners, to identify important historical, cultural and artistic themes and moments.
Active participation in class; in-class test; writing assignment; oral presentation and one research paper.
Will be introduced in class.
Satisfactory attendance and active participation in class.
Taught in relation to films shown on the course: (and subject to change) ・understanding Edward Said's Orientalism ・theoretical responses to Orientalism ・the othering of cultures ・the art of stereotyping ・politics of the representation of the orient ・differences between legitimate perspective and propaganda ・the sexual fascination with the East portrayed in popular Western culture ・technical and philosophical considerations of film-making
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