Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GERST 3581 - [Imagining Migration in Film and Literature]

(crosslisted) AMST 3581 , COML 3580 , PMA 3481 , VISST 3581  
(ALC-AS, CA-AS, GLC-AS)      
Fall or Spring. Not offered: 2022-2023. Next offered: 2023-2024. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Taught in English.

L. Adelson, S. Haenni.

What role should imaginative arts play in debates about transnational migration, one of the principal factors re-shaping community and communication today?  Focusing on literature and film from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, with primary examples drawn from Germany, France and the United States—in relation to Turkey, Hungary, Tunisia, Iran, Nigeria, China, Mexico, and Japan—this course explores how creative arts rework the fabric of social life affected by migration.  Seminar-style discussion of assigned readings and viewings, with occasional lectures on other arts and regions.  Thematic units organized around key concepts such as borders and movement, ethnoscapes and citizenship, reading and viewing, labor and leisure, cityscapes and place-making, mediascapes and personhood, lawfulness and illegality, language and speech, art and perception.   

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