Fiction and Film in a Global Frame

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Meeting Information
Location: ASH 221
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Time: 4:00-5:20
Location: ASH 112
Days: Tuesday
Time: 6:00-9:00
Email: smha@hampshire.edu
Extension: 5618
Office: ASH 218
Office Hours:
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Technical Information
Course Level: 100
Course Number: 154
Course Capacity: 24
Course Website:

Fiction and Film in a Global Frame is a Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies class taught by Sheetal Majithia.

Course Description

The spread of globalization, or the acceleration of transportation and information technologies, might herald a new epoch in which space exceeds time in our understanding of experience. This course will focus on how our imaginative and physical geographies organize social, political, and representational practice. How do changing human geographies inform our understandings of race, gender, class, and sexuality within texts that focus on: imperialism, travel, exile, tourism, displacement, migrancy, nationalism, community, and homelessness within colonial, postcolonial, transnational, and minoritarian contexts? Is there a new role for the consideration of place and space in global culture? Theoretical readings may include those by Appadurai, Foucault, Cheah, Hall, Jameson, Miyoshi. Other texts may include films such as Life and Debt, The Fourth World War, Map of Sex and Love, and texts by writers such as: Jamaica Kincaid, Pico Iyer, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Monica Ali, and Rattawut Lapcharoensap.

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