Levantine Cities: Alexandria, Istanbul, Athens

COLT 1811T S01 [CRN: 16760]

Explores the literary and filmic imagination of three Eastern Mediterranean cities, Alexandria, Istanbul, and Athens. It examines the history, culture and politics of these cities and the ways in which they emerge in literature, film, poetry and travelogues. How is the city defined in these works? How are social tensions addressed, such as those between Greeks and Turks and Arabs or between Christians, Muslims and Jews? How are thematic and historical issues resolved, such as those involving antiquity and modernity, tradition and modernization, colonialism and nationalism, religion and secularism? How are these cities defined in the works of western writers? Enrollment limited to 30. DPLL
Course Syllabus
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Fall 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Diverse Perspectives in LL
Primary Instructor
12:00 am - 12:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
12 (Dec 16, 2014 9:00am)