This unit examines the cultural production of artists from the Arab world and its diasporas. We look comparatively at the way artists (painters, photographers, musicians, performers) respond to the political and social climates of the societies in which they live and the extent to which they challenge social, political, and religious norms. We offer an overview of the multiple diasporas from which artists work and the influential role they play on the international scene and in social media.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x Tutorial Presentation (500wd equivalent)(20%), 10x100wd Reading and Film Reflections (20%), 1x2000wd Research Project (30%), 1x End of Semester Conference (1000wd equivalent) (20%), Tutorial Participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Arabic Language and Culture