ARABIC 600 - Reading Modern Arab Authors in Arabic
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Arabic Studies (ARABIC)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
ARABIC 402, ARABIC 501, or permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course is meant to introduce advanced students of modern Arabic literature to the sheer pleasure of reading, discussing, and writing about a literary text in its original language. The selected texts will include novels, short stories, and personal narratives, written in Arabic in the Levant and North Africa in the past 15 years or so. A special emphasis will be put on styles, strategies, and modes of narration, and on literary and cultural contextualization. Theories of narrative, and issues of gender and class, will be addressed.

Course Requirements:

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, present it in class and lead the discussion about it. A substantial term paper, written in Arabic, is due toward the end of the term.

Intended Audience:

Advanced students of Arabic, interested in reading modern Arabic literature

Class Format:

3-hour, weekly seminars

ARABIC 600 - Reading Modern Arab Authors in Arabic
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001 (LEC)
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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