THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Cinemas of the Middle East (P02136)
This course presents an overview of the social role of cinema in Iran and the Arab world by presenting a historical perspective on the development and expansion of cinema in these parts of the world, as well as by presenting several thematic windows through which the relationship of cinema to these societies is examined.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By looking at Middle Eastern cinemas as social phonomena, this class will introduce students to the study of cinema as a mode of representation of the social histories of the Middle East on one hand, as well as introducing 'close viewing' methodologies for the study of film on the other. Thus it will serve the interests and academic needs of both students of the culture and history of the modern Middle East as well as Cinema studies and cultural studies students.
One 4,000 word essay
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