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Fall 2021 Comparative Literature: Middle East GU4262 section 001
THEMES IN THE ARABIC NOVEL
THEMES IN THE ARABIC NOVE

Call Number 16360
Day & Time
Location
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
207 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sarah Bin Tyeer
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
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 11 students (20 max) as of 9:00PM Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Subject Comparative Literature: Middle East
Number GU4262
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213CLME4262W001

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