Important names, terms, and concepts
Valley of the Kings
Book of the Dead
race in The Mummy
This reading is difficult, so be patient. Keep in mind these presuppositions:
Make a note of sentences or passages that you think are really important to Said's argument, even if you do not completely understand them. Include page numbers. What do you think Said is saying in that passage or sentence?
The Mummy (1932) starring Boris Karloff
Egypt was under British rule during the 1920's and 30's
1922: the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the only royal tomb that remained mostly intact in the Valley of the Kings. The tomb was excavated from 1922-1932 -- so, right up until this movie was released
Take note of anything that interests you.
Take note, as well, of two specific themes:
1) the depiction of race and/or ethnicity in the film
2) the depiction of religion, superstition, and science. What would Said say this movie is really about?
You are welcome to bring any other questions/discussion topics to class as well.