COMPLIT 430 - Comparative Studies in Fiction
Section: 001 The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Middle Eastern Literature
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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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.

COMPLIT 430 - Comparative Studies in Fiction
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001 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with AAPTIS 383
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