ARAB 021. Introduction to Modern Arab Literature
This course surveys the major writers, trends, themes, and experiences in Arabic literature from the 19th century to the present. Beginning with the nahda (the Arab renaissance), we will explore the impact of intellectual debates and developments on the emergence of modern Arabic literature. Through the study of a variety of different texts and authors, from a range of geographies and periods, we will investigate diverse literary and cultural narratives. Common themes, such as the negotiation of modernity and tradition, social and political transformation, and the changing role of women, will provide a structure for comparison. This course is taught in Arabic.
Eligible for ISLM
Fall 2017. Al-Masri.
Fall 2018. Al-Masri.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Arabic
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/arabic
Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses
Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses