Transgressing and Upholding Western Notions of Masculinity in Terrorism

In this weeks reading Terrorist transgressions: exploring the gendered representations of the terrorist, Sue Malvern and Gabriel Koureas approach the complex subject of how historical visual language about terrorists are formed through a process that relies on gender stereotypes. They then go on to discuss how the construction of western notions on terrorism often rely […]

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The Life and Writings of Nawal el Saadawi

The road to fame is often paved with great difficulties, but also unexpected successes. This is especially true in the case of Egyptian physician, psychologist, writer, and feminist scholar Nawal el-Saadawi. Saadawi’s work in the fields of feminist scholarship and literature have been met with international acclaim for their poignant analysis of the physical, intellectual […]

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Curatorial Orientalism in Post-Colonial Art from the Middle East

In this week’s readings there is an interview between the well known Egyptian film writer, critic and curator Omar Kholeif and a fellow media art curator/ journalist Sarah Rifky which discusses topics of media art engagement with ongoing socio-political movements in the middle east, and more specifically, with the Egyptian mass uprising which was part […]

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Fake News and a World Divided

In today’s lecture Elizabeth Losh presented on modern societies concern over fake news. In the talk Professor Losh discussed the importance of media literacy in the modern age. She coupled this with a three tiered system of classification into which fake news can fall: 1.0 being political satire of real news, 2.0 being “asymmetrical disinformation […]

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