Modern Arabic Literature in Translation

ARABIC 2702: Modern Arabic Literature in Translation

Reading and analysis of representative works of the 19th and 20th centuries by contemporary Arab women authors.

This course provides an informative and perceptive account of the literary developments in the Arab world from the beginnings of the literary Renaissance to the rise and development of the major genres of poetry and prose of the 19th and 20th centuries. Poetic selections, short stories, novels, and plays of wide-ranging orientation (romantic, mystical, socio-political, religious, and philosophical) are read and discussed. The course will focus on a number of important modern Arab writers, with particular attention to women writers. Students also develop insights into the nature of literary evidence and its utilization in support of aesthetic and critical judgments.

Prereq: English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 2702 (372), 2702H (372H), 372, or WGSSt 2702H (372H). GE lit and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in WGSSt.
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