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Fall 2014 Asian Studies BC3610 section 001
PERSIAN LIT THRU ENGL TRANS
PERSIAN LIT THRU ENGL TRANSL

Call Number 03827
Day & Time
Location
TR 2:40pm-3:55pm
318 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Hossein Kamaly
Type LECTURE
Course Description Students are introduced to the multiplicity of geographical and historical centers of literary activity: courts in tenth-century Central Asia and seventeenth century India; The songs of whirling dervishes who followed the teachings of Rumi in Turkey to Sufi hospices in fourteenth century Kashmir; Itinerant storytellers in Afghanistan, the Caucasus, and Bosnia. The interrelationships between literature, patronage, religion, and language policy are discussed, and the evolving connection between Iran and the Persian language is emphasized. The voice of women in Persian literature is given particular attention: including 17th century women of the Mughal court in India and Parvin Eʿteṣmī and Forugh Farrokhzad in 20th century Iran. More recent women poets and fiction-writers will be introduced. No familiarity with Persian language or the history of its development is assumed.  
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Department Asian and Middle East @Barnard
Enrollment 4 students as of 11:53PM Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Subject Asian Studies
Number BC3610
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143ASST3610X001

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