AAPTIS 486 - Topics in Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
Section: 001 Autobiography in Modern Arabic Literature
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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Taught in English.
May be elected three times for credit.
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Autobiographical writing, some scholars of modern Arabic literature would argue, heralded the emergence of the modern Arabic novel as a literary genre. Against a backdrop of literary theory, we’ll conduct a close reading, in English translation, of selected Arabic texts that are either novels disguised as autobiographies, or autobiographies disguised as novels, or just plain memoirs and life-stories written in the first person singular. We will read Jurji Zeidan, Jubran Khalil Jubran, Taha Hussein, Ibrahim Al-Mazini, Salama Musa, Fadwa Tuqan, Assia Djebar, Hanna Mina, and others. Our main focus – the emergence of Arabic subjectivity.

AAPTIS 486 - Topics in Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
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001 (LEC)
M 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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