College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    Jun 18, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

ARAB 030. Writing America in Arabic

This course will explore how Arab writers have fictionalized and narrated their experiences in America since the first major wave of Arab immigration to the United States in the late 19th century until the present day. Readings will be primarily drawn from literary texts, such as excerpts from novels, short stories, and poetry, but also include autobiographical and editorial pieces. Debates concerning minority status, women’s rights, individual and community identification, tradition versus assimilation, Orientalist and Occidentalist stereotyping, and political engagement will animate our discussions. Works by Afifa Karam, Abd al-Masih Haddad, Yusuf Idris, Radwa Ashour, Sunallah Ibrahim, Miral al-Tahawi, Alaa al-Aswani, and others, will be studied. This course is conducted entirely in Arabic.
1 credit.
Eligible for ISLM, PEAC
Fall 2024. Smith.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Arabic  
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