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Fall 2020 Comparative Literature: Middle East GU4042 section 001

Call Number 13148
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Debashree Mukherjee
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This graduate seminar explores the representational, imaginative, and analytical connections between cinema and the urban experience. Theories of modernity frequently hold up the city as the most emblematic site for locating the modern (eg. Benjamin, Simmel, Kracaueur). Cinema, too, as art and apparatus, can be said to have embodied the ‘shocks’ of the modern (Singer, Gunning, Eisenstein). This course introduces students to a significant corpus of literature on cinema and mediated urbanisms. By insisting on a comparative approach, the seminar seeks to put existing theories of cinematic urbanisms  that pertain to Berlin, Paris, or Los Angeles, into dialogue with ‘other’ cinematic sites such as Mumbai, Algiers, Mexico City, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, or Dakar. Open to qualified undergraduates with instructor permission. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 22 students (25 max) as of 8:06PM Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Subject Comparative Literature: Middle East
Number GU4042
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Morningside
Section key 20203CLME4042G001

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