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NELC 2161 Modern Middle Eastern and Arabic Literature (in translation) (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The complex, multicultural nature of the Middle East by surveying the twentieth- century literature of Arabic-speaking lands, Israel, and Turkey. Identity, culture, religion, nationalism, conflict, and minority narratives. Arabic works: the writings of Adonis, Darwish, and Qabbani. Hebrew works: the writings of Amichai and Bialik. Works written in French, English, Kurdish, Syriac, Turkish, and various Middle Eastern dialects: the writings of Andree Chedid, Mario Levi, Charles Corm, Louis Awad, Said Akl, and Orhan Pamuk.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franck Salameh

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: RLRL2292 ENGL2348

Comments: All works are read in English translation.


Last Updated: 08-Apr-16