FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Fall 2022, Section 010 - Contemporary Film from the Islamic World
Instruction Mode: Section 010 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In Jack Shaheen’s book, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (originally published 2001), he painstakingly analyzes the history of Hollywood films’ depictions of Arabs and Muslims. He noted the persistent conflation of Muslims and Arabs (despite the fact that only about 20% of the world’s Muslims are Arab), and depiction of these individuals as lascivious sheikhs, terrorists, seductive belly dancing harem girls, and oppressed people in need of a savior. This course does not seek to find redemption in Hollywood (as Evelyn Alsultany has noted in the introduction to her book Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation After 9/11 the representation problem in Hollywood has persisted since the publication of Shaheen’s book), but rather turns to the Islamic World itself to find alternative self-representation in its contemporary cinema. This course will look at contemporary films from throughout the Islamic World including the Arab World, Iran, Turkey, and South and Southeast Asia, as well as those that address the Muslim experience in America. We will examine not only how these films challenge those conceptions of Muslims portrayed by Hollywood and mass media, but also how they respond to their particular socio-cultural contexts. We will also investigate how elements like cinematography, editing, and music work together to create and articulate meaning in these various films. No prior knowledge of the Islamic World or Film Studies required.

Schedule

FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26552
Open
1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
29733
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (LAB)
 In Person
29734
Closed
0
 
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W 6:00PM - 8:30PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
29920
Open
8
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (LAB)
 In Person
32824
Open
8
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:30PM
009 (LEC)
 In Person
33331
Open
5
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
33628
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (LEC)
 In Person
34601
Open
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
012 (LEC)
 In Person
35788
Open
12
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
013 (LEC)
 In Person
37001
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
014 (LEC)
 In Person
37036
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 2:00PM

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