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NELC 4466 Mystical Poetry in the Islamic Humanities (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Spiritual poetry and music have long been the primary cultural vehicle for the popular communication of Qur'anic teaching throughout the Islamic world. Beginning with essential background from the Qur'an and Hadith, this seminar will focus on three classics of the Islamic humanities: Attar's Language of the Birds; Rumi's Masnavi; and Hafez's lyrical poetry. Each participant will also study another major work from the Islamic humanities (in translation) from a different Muslim culture or cognate artistic forms (film, music, literature) from contemporary spiritual settings.

Instructor(s): James Morris

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: TMST8535 THEO5566

Comments: Supplemental Persian reading session available.

Last Updated: 23-Feb-15