City, Chaos, and Conflict in Syrian Television Drama

Mon, Feb 3, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Free and open to the public
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The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (TRI)

Christa Salamandra is Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Her work explores visual, mediated and urban culture in the Arab world. She is the author of A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria (Indiana University Press, 2004), and co-editor of Syria from Reform to Revolt (Syracuse University Press, 2015). Her manuscript-in-progress, Waiting for Light: Syrian Television Drama Production in the Satellite Era, explores the cultural politics of contemporary fictional TV creation. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press, this book draws on extensive fieldwork in Syria, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates.

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