American Orientalism אורינטליזם אמריקני
MA Seminar סמינר אמ.איי
This seminar will trace the representation of the "orient" in America, and the influence of the "Near East" on the development of American culture, from the 18th to the 20th century. Among topics covered: Puritan typology and Christian Hebraism, 19th century travelers to the Near East, representations of Arabs and Islam in American literature, Protestant imaginings of the Holy Land, and Hollywood's early treatment of the Middle East.
REQUIREMENTS: active participation, preparation of study questions, quizzes, and a seminar paper.