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Fall 2019 Comparative Literature: Middle East GU4262 section 001

Call Number 41112
Day & Time
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
208 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sarah Bin Tyeer
Method of Instruction Classroom (0
Course Description The focus of this seminar will be novels by Arab writers. The course will explore the history of the Arabic novel: its rise, development, and evolution. We will read and analyze novels belonging to various periods in Arab history and representing diverse points of views, including gender, identities, and different sub-cultures and sub-genres. We will look into the connections therein between the novel and the historical backdrops of colonialism, decolonization, globalization, war, rights and personal independence from several perspectives and writers across the Arab world. We will also consider the modern Arabic novel’s engagement with the global, glocal, and local as well as its nod to the Arabic literary tradition; its engagement with technology, scientific progress, absurdity, loss, trauma, the human condition, as well as dystopic themes.  No knowledge of Arabic is required. 
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 13 students (25 max) as of 5:05PM Sunday, October 20, 2019
Status Full
Subject Comparative Literature: Middle East
Number GU4262
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193CLME4262W001

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