For this assignment you are to pick a piece of art or media that contains depictions of the Middle East. Through a close read/viewing of your chosen work, you are to critique how the region is being represented. In your writing should provide:
-Start with a description of Orientalism. What is it and how is it defined by Said? (Think back to when you watched On Orientalism by Edward Said. )
-A description of the work. Be descriptive, but focus on what makes the work orientalist!
-In what ways does the MENA get represented in the work?
-Does the work claim any authority about the region?
-Does the work present any tropes about the region reproduced from other sources?
-How is Said’s critique applicable to critiquing the work you have chosen?
- Your assignment should be written in clear prose, as well as analyze your chosen work.
- You are to provide a copy, photograph, or link to the work. If the work is a film, please provide a link to the trailer.
- Please turn in the assignment in Times New Roman, 12 in. font with 1” margins.
- Should be 3-4 pages double-spaced.