HC 221H: Middle Eastern American Theatre

Professor: Michael Malek Najjar

4.00 credits

  • CRN 26156: Tuesday & Thursday, 1215-1345 @ REMOTE

Middle Eastern American Theatre deals with the history, literature, and performances of Middle Eastern American playwrights, screenwriters, directors, and performers. The course covers historical, theoretical, and aesthetic issues dealing with Middle Eastern American drama and performance. The course will explore the following areas: (1) the history of Middle Eastern American immigration to North America; (2) a study of prominent works of Middle Eastern American writers; (3) the seminal historical events that shaped Middle Eastern American identity formation; (3) 9/11 and its aftermath on Middle Eastern Americans; and (4) issues facing Middle Eastern Americans such as Antisemitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, queer identity and feminist issues.