Films & Articles
Films and Articles


Assigned Articles

The following journal and magazine articles are required readings for the course. 
You are expected to read the articles before we view the associated film.

All the articles can be accessed from campus computers by clicking on the links following each article below.

For instructions about how to access the articles from off-campus, follow the link 
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Where indicated, the .pdf files for certain articles are  posted in Blackboard.

Articles for week 1 and 2:

Pierce Lewis. 1979. Axioms for Reading the Landscape, pp. 11-32 in The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes, D.W. Meinig (ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

D.W. Meinig. 1979. The Beholding Eye, pp. 33-48 in The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes, D.W. Meinig (ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Maria da Costa. 2004. Cinematic cities: Researching films as geographic texts, pp. 191-201 in Cultural Geography in Practice, A. Blunt, (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Peggy McIntosh. 1988. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.

Robert Jensen. 2003. White Privilege Shapes the U.S.

Nicholas Kristoff. Oct 11, 2014. Why Whites Just Don't Get It, Part 3. New York Times.

Nicholas Kristoff. Nov 15, 2014. Why Whites Just Don't Get It, Part 4. New York Times.

Nicholas Kristoff. Nov 29, 2014. Why Whites Just Don't Get It, Part 5. New York Times.

Lorraine Dowler. 2002. The Uncomfortable Classroom: Incorporating Feminist Pedagogy and Political Practice into World Regional Geography. pp. 68-72 in Journal of Geography.

Europe ~ "When We Leave"


Taylor, Ella. 2011. "Faith, family, immigration and homicide." New York Times, 23 Jan: 11(L).

de Wenden, Catherine Wihtol. 2006. "Europe: immigration unwanted." European Affairs, Fall-Winter: 19+.

Lalwani, Sheila B. 2008. "The family name: honor killings in Germany." Kennedy School Review, 8: 109+.


North America ~ "Real Women Have Curves"

“The Americano Dream.” 2005. Economist, Vol. 376, Issue 8435. Jul 16.

Access in Blackboard

Lewis. Jenny. 2005. “Body Image and the American Popular Culture Landscape: The Shifting Identity of Your Latinas in Real Women Have Curves.” Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture.

Shorris, Earl. 2004. A Nation of WASPs? Nation, Vol. 278, Issue 21, p. 21, 2p.


Sub-Saharan Africa ~ "Hotel Rwanda"

Torchin, Leshu. 2005. Hotel Rwanda. Cineaste, Vol. 30, Issue 2, p. 46, 3p.

Destexhe, Alain. 1994-95. The Third Genocide. Foreign Policy, Issue 97, p. 3, 15p.

Townsend, Gregory. 2011. Epilogue to Hotel Rwandainsights, Vol. 15, Issue 32, December 7, 4p.

Access in Blackboard


 A Separation

North Africa/South Asia ~ "Omar"

Zahriyeh, Ehab. 2014. "'Omar' a rare Palestinian feature film at the Oscars." 21 Feb.

Shulman, David. 2014. "Decency Without Hope." The New York Review of Books - Omar.

Falk, Richard. 2014. "Omar: Uncovering Occupied Palestine." Foreign Policy Journal


North Africa/Southwest Asia ~ "The Attack"

O'Sullivan, Michael. 2013. "'The Attack' movie review" The Washington Post. 20 Jun2.

McCreadie, Marsha. 2013. "The Attack." July 26. 

Hassan, Riaz. 2009. What Motivates the Suicide Bombers? Yale Global Online. Sept 3.

North Africa/Southwest Asia ~ "Wadjda"

Scott, A.O. 2013. "Silly Girl, You Want to Race a Boy?" New York Times, 12 Sep: C12

Garcia, Maria. 2013. "A Woman's Voice Is Her Nakedness: An Interview with Haifaa Al Monsour." Cineaste. Fall.

Access in Blackboard

Zoepf, Katherine. 2013. "Shopgirls." New Yorker. Vol. 89, Issue 42, Dec 23. p.58-1. 8p.

South Asia 1 ~ "Monsoon Wedding"

Geller, Conrad. 2002. Monsoon Wedding. Cineaste, Vol. 27, Issue 4, p. 43, 2p.

Access in Blackboard  (For edited version that doesn't give plot away)

Lall, Rashmee Roshan. 2006. Waiting for a Sexual Revolution. New Statesman, 30 Jan. p. 28, 2p.

Regnier, Pat. 2002. Local is the New Global. Time Europe, Vol. 159, Issue 9. p.65,1p.



East Asia ~ "Grave of the Fireflies"

Ebert, Roger. 2000. Grave of the Fireflies.


Rauch, Jonathan. 2002.  The Firebombs over Tokyo: America's 1945 attack on Japan's Capital Remains Undeservedly Obscure Alongside Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Atlantic Monthly, July-August, p. 22. Atlantic Monthly Electronic Article


Ross, Sherwood. 2005. How the United States Reversed Its Policy on Bombing Civilians. Humanist, Vol. 65, Issue 4. p. 14-22.



Oceania ~ "Rabbit-Proof Fence"

McGregor, Russell. 2002. 'Breed out the Colour' or the Importance of Being White. Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 33, Issue 120, p286, 17p.

Access in Blackboard.

Olsen, Danielle. 2001. Dividing Australia: The story of the rabbit-proof fence., Issue 14.

Robertson, Geoffrey. 2002. The Great Socialist Shame. New Statesman, Vol. 131, Issue 4613, p. 28, 1p.