ARAB 024. Topics in Contemporay Arabic Fiction and Criticism
This course examines key topics in twentieth-century Arabic literature and literary criticism. Exploring a variety of genres, ranging from plays to novels, short stories, and works by prominent literary critics from the Arab world, we will investigate how literary narratives respond to their historical context as the twentieth century unfolds. In particular, we will focus on questions relating to the comparative method and the place of Arabic literature in the age of globalization. Readings may include works by Iraqi author Hassan Blasim, Egyptian writers Naguib Mahfouz and Sonallah Ibrahim, Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani, as well as several films. The course is taught in Arabic.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Arabic
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/arabic
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