4.621 Orientalism and Representation


Class Info

Seminar on the politics of representation with special focus on Orientalist traditions in architecture, art, literature, and scholarship. Critically analyzes pivotal texts, projects, and artworks that reflected the encounters between the West and the Orient from Antiquity to the present. Discusses how political, ideological, and religious attitudes informed the construction and reproduction of Western knowledge about the Islamic world as well as revisionist Eastern self-representations. Research paper required.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.621 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by N. Rabbat.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesdays in 5-216.

This class counts for a total of 0 credits.

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