Topics in Hindi/Urdu: Literature and Cinema (LA)

Subject associations
HIN 303 / URD 303 / COM 395
Term
Fall 2022
Instructors
Robert L. Phillips
Registrar description

Reading and viewing of select Hindi/Urdu literary works and their cinematic adaptations, covering a wide-range of registers, genres and styles: drama, short story, novel (excerpts), as well as commercial and alternative cinema. Attention will be given to historical and social context, as well as different styles and trends. Stories and films will address issues of discrimination, inequity, and reform, representations of gender, social and cultural norms and conventions, stereotypes, taboos, and transgressions. In-depth classroom discussion in Hindi/Urdu of all materials.