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CMPL 236 - Cultural and Intellectual History of Istanbul

FC ARHU CD
4 credits
This course traces the representations of Istanbul, the “city of two continents,” in historical and literary texts, travel accounts, scholarship, cartography, documentary, visual and cinematic art, photography, and music. As an ancient and modern site of intersections of people, ideas, and cultures, Istanbul is a particularly apt setting to explore tensions of identity, influence, modernity, Europe-Middle East relations, globalization, cosmopolitanism, Islam, and “Turkishness.” By the end of the semester, you will have mastered key interpretive tools to make important interventions in debates concerning urban politics and city culture that continue to define debates in Turkey, Europe, Middle East, and beyond.



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