Representing Palestine: Creative Constructions of a Nation
- explore some of the ways in which creative work (literature and film) has engaged the history of Palestine from 1948 to the present;
- explore a range of literary and other creative genres, modes and styles used to represent Palestine;
- enhance awareness of the social, cultural and political contexts at stake in the work studied;
- introduce, apply and critically reflect upon relevant critical/theoretical paradigms, particularly those emerging from postcolonial and world literary studies;
- enhance knowledge of issues pertaining to the production, translation (where relevant) and reception of Palestinian-focused material originally produced in a range of languages (notably English, Arabic and Hebrew);
- enhance knowledge and the ability to form critical judgements about the representational politics at stake in Palestinian 'nation-building'.