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FREN 020/HSAR 008 Orientalism in Art & Literature: Home

Intro to Orientalism in European literature & art from 17th century to today. Influence of encounters with peoples & countries of the Middle East on art & literature; emphasis on French & British works. Sources include fiction, poetry, painting, & film.

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John Frederick Lewis, 1804–1876 (British)
"A Lady Receiving Visitors (The Reception)," 1873
YCBA, Paul Mellon Collection

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Here are some of the things that we can help you with:

  • Finding information (e.g., scholarly articles and books, primary source documents, multimedia, etc.)
  • Finding and using archives and library collections of primary sources
  • Searching specific databases
  • Improving your search skills
  • Citing sources and creating a bibliography
  • Organizing your research using bibliographic citation tools like Zotero, EndNote, or RefWorks

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For questions about library resources, please contact:

Robin Dougherty, Librarian for Middle East Studies

Lindsay King, Arts Librarian

Rich Richie, Librarian for South Asia