AP/PERS3801 3.0 A: Middle Eastern Cinema Gender Rep.

Offered by: PERS


Fall 2021






Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite

Explores the representation of femininity, masculinity, gender conventions, misconceptions and relations in modern Middle Eastern cinemas. Students study the confluence of film and culture in selected Middle Eastern countries. Cinematic works are examined in their multicultural, multi-ethnic and cross-national contexts. The course concentrates on the aesthetic representation of contemporary issues such as nationalist movements, women's movements, decolonization and neo-colonization, foreign occupation, war and revolutions that have affected gender roles and sexual attitudes in the region.

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