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Spring 2014 Middle East G6600 section 001

Call Number 71492
Day & Time
T 11:00am-12:50pm
208 Knox Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Hamid Dabashi
Course Description This course will go over some philosophical and interpretative problems raised by recent works in a field described as "postcolonial theory". It will start with the original debates about "Orientalism" – particularly its critical arguments about the question of representation of the Orient in art and literature, the question of the writing of history, and the logic of basic concepts in the social sciences. The course will analyse some "Orientalist" texts in detail, assess the criticisms offered by postcolonial writers, and take up these three problems – of representation, history and conceptualization for detailed, rigorous critical discussion.
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Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 11 students as of 11:51PM Thursday, October 30, 2014
Subject Middle East
Number G6600
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Graduate School of Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, International and Public Affairs, School of Continuing Education
Campus Morningside
Section key 20141MDES6600G001

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