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Fall 2021 Comparative Literature: Middle East UN3928 section 001
ARABIC PRISON WRITING

Call Number 10620
Day & Time
Location
R 2:10pm-4:00pm
207 Knox Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Muhsin Al-Musawi
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
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 25 students (25 max) as of 9:00PM Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Status Full
Subject Comparative Literature: Middle East
Number UN3928
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213CLME3928W001

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