AAPTIS 531 - Reading Modern Arab Authors in Arabic
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
AAPTIS 501 and permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course (offered alternately with AAPTIS 569, Modern Arabic Poetry, every winter) is meant to introduce students of modern Arabic literature to the sheer pleasure of reading, discussing, and writing about a text in the original language. A special emphasis will be put on styles, strategies, and modes of narration, and on literary and cultural contextualization. The selected texts will include novels, short stories, personal narratives, critical essays, and poems (if there's enough demand), written by Arab authors in the Levant and North Africa since the early nineties. Recent theories of narrative, and issues of gender and post-colonialism, will be addressed. The selected texts will be assigned for reading and analysis, at an individual as well as a group level. At the individual level, each student will be asked to focus on a specific text of her or his choice, and present it in class. A substantial term paper, written in Arabic, is due toward the end of the term.

AAPTIS 531 - Reading Modern Arab Authors in Arabic
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001 (LEC)
M 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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