AAPTIS 291 - Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Islamic Studies
Section: 001 Muslim Women's Writings
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Through reading Muslim women’s writings written in English or in translation, this course situates Muslim women as complex, multidimensional actors engaged in knowledge production, self-representation, and feminist struggles. We will begin with unpacking the title of this course, discussing the act of writing (oral vs. textual transmission of knowledge, the control of technologies of writing, literacy, …) and the ways in which being a Muslim and a woman impacts it. We will read various writings by Muslim women (memoirs, poetry, blogs, …) discussing issues such as: family, gender, sex, class, veil, the regulatory discourse of sexual practices and body politics, identity, nation, femininity, power, authority and patriarchy, as well as assertion of power through mystical experiences, rituals, and prayer. Students will gain competence in analytical reading and writing as well as in the pertinent use of feminist and womanist theories to examine concrete issues that mobilize concepts of sex, gender, and religion in relation to writing.

AAPTIS 291 - Topics in Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Islamic Studies
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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