AAPTIS 291 - Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Islamic Studies
Section: 001 Iranian Cinema
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course takes film as the arena of humanity's quest for self-realization/expression and the repository of the collective memory of such a quest. We will focus on post-revolution Iranian films, which have emerged as one the most creative contemporary art forms. Our focus shall be on film as a mediator of thoughts, values, assumptions, resistances and struggles through audio-visual symbolic form. We will contextualize and historicize these films to make sense of the construction of sexuality, gender, class and especially religion; and to understand the role of cinema in creating, reflecting, negotiating, resisting or embracing the underpinning assumptions of these constructs in the public sphere. We will also employ cinematic concepts such as narrative, filmic statement, enunciation, the gaze, and suture to see how sense is made in these films, and to test the assumption of the universality of cinema’s visual codes and conventions.

AAPTIS 291 - Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Islamic Studies
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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