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Fall 2021 Comparative Literature: Middle East GU4221 section 001
Literary Encounters and Reading across t
Literary Encounters

Call Number 13705
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
207 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sarah Bin Tyeer
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description The focus of  this seminar will be exploring the conception of encounters, and contact zones, throughout a selection of Arabic literary works. The course will explore the history of translation in Arabic literary history, the introduction of prose and its development; the Arabic readerly culture; the colonial encounter and its effect on language and form of literature. We will not read encounter as one-way traffc only, but we will also read it as a two-way process. We will read non-Arabic works that were influenced by the texts we are reading and their literary reception in other literary traditions. We will also consider the institution of literary prizes as a form of encounter and analyze the power of celebrity culture on the readership of the contemporary Arabic novel.   
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 2 students (20 max) as of 9:07AM Sunday, November 28, 2021
Subject Comparative Literature: Middle East
Number GU4221
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213CLME4221C001

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