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NELC 2061 Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A broad-based overview of the role which language-choice plays in the construction of national and cultural identity in the Middle East. The role of Modern Standard Arabic (or Fus-ha) in the elaboration of Arab Nationalism, and the role of local dialects in the conceptualization of competing national identities and territorial nationalisms. In particular. In addition to Arab Nationalism and Zionism, also the ideas of Greater Syria, the Egyptian Pharaonic idea, Lebanonism, Mesopotamianism, and the Canaanite movement in Israel.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: SOCY1148

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Last Updated: 08-Apr-16