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Fall 2019 Comparative Literature: Middle East UN3928 section 001
ARABIC PRISON WRITING

Call Number 17936
Day & Time
Location
R 2:10pm-4:00pm
208 Knox Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Muhsin Al-Musawi
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction Classroom (0
Course Description This course studies the genealogy of the prison in Arab culture as manifested in memoirs, narratives, and poems. These cut across a vast temporal and spatial swathe, covering selections from the Quran, Sufi narratives from al-Halllaj oeuvre, poetry by prisoners of war: classical, medieval, and modern. It   also studies modern narratives by women prisoners and political prisoners, and narratives that engage with these issues. Arabic prison writing is studied against other genealogies of this prism, especially in the West, to map out the birth of prison, its institutionalization, mechanism, and role. All readings for the course are in English translations.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 10 students (20 max) as of 4:05PM Thursday, October 17, 2019
Subject Comparative Literature: Middle East
Number UN3928
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193CLME3928W001

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