In this course, students will present selected readings and lead discussions in class. Before submitting their final research paper, they will make a short presentation about their preliminary work.
Critical approach to sources, basic terminological knowledge, and awareness of comparative literature.
Participation in class discussions and a well-researched paper.
Markus Ritter and Staci G. Scheiwiller, eds. The Indigenous Lens? Early Photography in the Near and Middle East (Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2018).
Zeynep Çelik and Edhem Eldem, eds. Camera Ottomana: Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1840–1914 (Istanbul: Koç University Press, 2015).
Ali Behdad and Luke Gartlan, eds. Photography’s Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2013).