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Egyptian Women of the Revolution

Egyptian Women of the Revolution

Events - Talks

The Study Sessions: After Orientalism

Contemporary Politics of Representation of the Middle East

16 Jan 2018 - 27 Feb 2018

The Study Sessions are a series of informal reading and discussion groups. Each season we base the sessions on subjects raised in our exhibition and they are led by experts on the subjects. Reading material is circulated in advance via email. 
The point of departure for this season's The Study Sessions is Edward Said’s canonical book Orientalism. Our guest speakers bring new and critical understandings of the violence involved in Western representations of the ‘East’ in contemporary politics and conflicts, image production and mediation, gender representation, and art and literature.
Tue 16 Jan, 6.30-8.30pm
Representations of Femininity: The Complex Matter of Agency by Amal Treacher Kabesh.
Tue 30 Jan, 6.30-8.30pm
Reporting the Middle East: Orientalism as News Practice by Zahera Harb.
Tue 13 Feb, 6.30-8.30pm
The Future of Image Production in the Middle East: Critical Practices and Digital Networks by Anthony Downey.
Tue 27 Feb, 6.30-8.30pm
Orientalism ‘Out of Place’ in Latin America by Edward King.


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