Arabic 2350: Myth in Arabic Literature with Professor Pamela Klasova

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Art & Television

Blocked by James!” LeBron James’s Heroic Arc

Heroes and antiheroes play a prominent role in Arabic literature. From the writings of Antarah ibn Shaddad and Al-Harriri to Mahmoud Darwish, the figure of the hero looms large. Reading literature in translation, much less pre-modern literature, can feel like… Continue Reading →

Unmasking the Depictions of Harlots, Whores, Sinners and “Middle Eastern” Women

According to a prominent scholar of orientalism, Edward Said, orientalism is a way of coming to terms with the Orient (East) which helps define Europe with a contrasting image. Said defines orientalism as “a style of thought based on an… Continue Reading →

Re-creating Ancient Myth in a Modern World: Women in Television

In 2011 a Turkish television network and TIMS productions launched a television soap opera called The Magnificent Century (Muhteşem Yüzyıl in Turkish) that lasted for four seasons and came to an end in 2014. Shatha Almutawa writes that “hundreds of millions… Continue Reading →

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