ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 001 Magic in Southeast Asia
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What are we to make of practices and performances that have been and still are characterized as “magic” and “sorcery” within the societies of Southeast Asia? How might we apprehend the agency of the supernatural in these life worlds? This course will explore the notions of magic, ritual, witchcraft and the uncanny as they are expressed in fiction and performance, ritual and practice, and in the production of power and personalities in various Southeast Asian contexts.

Course Requirements:

Active engagement in class discussion, several short responses, and a final project on a “magical” practice or performance in a specific Southeast Asian context.

ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25487
Open
7
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
P
30995
Open
5
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
P
33433
Open
12
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
33724
Open
6
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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