AAPTIS 383 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Middle Eastern Literature
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course, we examine the Arab-Israeli conflict as it is portrayed in both Arabic and Hebrew/Israeli literary traditions — poetry, short stories, novels, novellas, literary essays, and personal accounts — and film, looking at how adversaries portray each other, how mutual stereotypes are created and reinforced, or broken down as the case may be, and how the conflict has shaped the development of these respective literary and filmic traditions in substantially different ways.

Complementing courses which examine the Arab/Israeli conflict from political and historical approaches, this course offers the unique perspective of examining it through the literature produced by parties to the conflict.

Readings may include works by Emile Habiby, Amos Oz, Ghassan Kanafani, A.B. Yehoshua, Khalil Sakakini, Sahar Khalifeh, and others, as well as a selection of Palestinian and Israeli films pertaining to the conflict.

AAPTIS 383 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Middle Eastern Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Will be available on CTools site at beg. of term
ISBN: 1566564158
The secret life of Saeed : the Pessoptimist, Author: by Emile Habiby ; translated by Salma Khadra Jayyusi and Trevor LeGassick., Publisher: Interlink Books 2002
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0894108573
Men in the sun and other Palestinian stories, Author: Ghassan Kanafani ; translated from Arabic by Hilary Kilpatrick., Publisher: Lynne Rienner 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1566563364
Wild thorns, Author: Sahar Khalifeh ; translated by Trevor LeGassick and Elizabeth Fernea., Publisher: Interlink Books [1st Ameri 2000
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0156539128
The lover, Author: by A.B. Yehoshua ; translated from the Hebrew by Philip Simpson., Publisher: Harcourt Brace 1st Harves 1993
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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