Pre-College Program

Winter Media Program

January 3-January 7, 2021

Under the Lens: Literature & Film from Imagined Communities

Literature plays a crucial in preserving cultures, identities and traditions. Status of refugees is arguably the most relevant conflict currently, clearly intractable, it is evident through recent literature and news headlines. This course will introduce the idea of ‘Imagined Communities’ as defined by Benedict Anderson and draw the connection between cultures, struggles, and communities through literature and film.

The course will tackle the following questions and concepts:

  • How do we restore / recreate / preserve culture beyond borders?
  • What is the role of literature and film in creating imagined communities?
  • Preserving culture through literature.
  • Narrating the past and present through literature and film.


Hanan Hindi, PhD, Northwestern Qatar


January 3-January 7, 2021

Program participation fee


USD $100 or QAR 364

Registration is now open