Feb 21, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
College Catalog 2023-2024

MCST 258 - The Middle East Through Film

Cross-Listed as INTL 258  
This course provides an introduction to the history, politics, and aesthetics of Middle Eastern cinema. Over the course of the semester, we will examine the development of both local and regional cinematic traditions; the role of cinema in the production of the collective memory of conflict and war; the international circulation of film as a form of soft power; and, not least, the profound discursive power of cinematic humor. Readings will offer an introduction to methods of film analysis as well as to the political and artistic history of the modern Middle East. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)