AAPTIS 486 - Topics in Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
Section: 001 Autobiography in Modern Arabic Literature
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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Taught in English.
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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 (mostly) 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, Huda Shaarawi, Taha Hussein, Fadwa Tuqan, Assia Djebar, Muhammad Shukri, Hanna Mina, and others. Our main focus — the emergence of Arab 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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