Hamadeh

Place and Memory in Middle Eastern and European Cinema (4 cr.)

This seminar focuses on cinematic explorations of and preoccupations with the notion of place. Screenings include iconic and lesser- known films from Europe and the Middle East that offer diverse lenses and contexts (love, family, landscapes, borders, trauma, exile) through which we will examine questions of real and imagined place and the politics of memory.
Undergraduate equivalency: HART 391
Cross-list: FILM 378, ANTH 378/578

Place and Memory in Middle Eastern and European Cinema (4 cr.)

This seminar focuses on cinematic explorations of and preoccupations with the notion of place. Screenings include iconic and lesser- known films from Europe and the Middle East that offer diverse lenses and contexts (love, family, landscapes, borders, trauma, exile) through which we will examine questions of real and imagined place and the politics of memory.
Graduate equivalency: HART 691
Cross-list: FILM 378, ANTH 378/578

Istanbul Imperial City 1453-1922 (3 cr.)

This thematic seminar examines significant historical moments in the architectural and urban culture of the Ottoman imperial capital from the moment it was conquered until the demise of the Ottoman Empire. Weekly readings and  discussions will cover a range  of topics including building patronage, architectural decorum, the Byzantine legacy, artistic relations with Persia, India and Europe, cultural pluralism, neighborhood and public life, law and urban order, modernity and modernization.
Undergraduate equivalency: HART 321
Cross-list: ARCH 331

Cinemas of Urban Alienation (4 Cr.)

This seminar examines cinematic engagements with urban spaces and experiences around the world spanning the last two centuries. Particular attention will be paid to issues of migration, marginality, colonialism, war and post-war, nostalgia and memory, race and gender. Cities of focus include Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, Algiers, Beirut and Paris. Our weekly discussions of individual films will be grounded in critical writings of the cities' histories and theories of space and film.

Cinema of Urban Alienation (4 Cr.)

This seminar examines cinematic engagements with urban spaces and experiences around the world spanning the last two centuries. Particular attention will be paid to issues of migration, marginality, colonialism, war and post-war, nostalgia and memory, race and gender. Cities of focus include Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, Algiers, Beirut and Paris. Our weekly discussions of individual films will be grounded in critical writings of the cities' histories and theories of space and film.