Representations of Ethnicity
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- 04 Sep 2018 (Tue)
- 15 hours
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Dr Ahmed is a scholar of comparative literature. His interests cover various aspects of literature, art and culture. He is author of America in Literature and Film (2011), Woman in Lars von Trier’s Cinema (2016), and has contributed various articles to The Comparatist (2008), female/bodies (2005, 2006), Scope (2008), Sexuality and Culture (2014), The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City (2016) and Bloomsbury’s Lars von Trier’s Women (2016). Dr. Ahmed is an HKU SPACE teacher since 2007.
The course aims at examining the politicized nature of ethnic representations and how they affect social relations and the ethno-symbolic network. Investigating the links between media, society and culture, it falls into the following main themes: Silencing the Asiatic, the White/Black division, the Caribbean subaltern, the Arab and Muslim others, and the symbolic American other. Exploring forms, practices, and politics of representation, we will discuss the importance, as well as the futility, of representational ethnic struggles.
|Session 1||Silencing the Asiatic: Lotus Blossom, Dragon Lady, and, the Construction of the Asian Other|
|Session 2||The White/Black Division: Advertisement, Cinema, and, Ideology|
|Session 3||The Caribbean Subaltern|
|Session 4||Arab & Muslim Others: A different Sexuality and Islamist Fundamentalism|
|Session 5||The Symbolic American Other|
For more comprehensive information about SPACE English services, please visit: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/interest/languages/english/literature-in-englishDays / Time
- Tuesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
- 5 meeting(s)
- 3 hours per meeting
- Hong Kong side (To be confirmed)
- Dr ELBESHLAWY, Ahmed, BA Ain-Shams; MA, PhD HK
- Applicants are required to have reached the age of 18.
- Applicants should have a good reading knowledge of English, a willingness to participate in discussion and, above all, an interest in literature.
- Course Fee : HK$2,800
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