Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Fourth-Level Arabic: Modern Short Stories

Yusuf Idris This advanced-Arabic course on modern short stories covers the life and work of four writers: Mahmoud Taher Lashin, Naguib Mahfouz, Yusuf Idris, and Tayeb Salih. The selections expose … Continue reading

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Introduction to Literary and Critical Theory

Mural of Simone de Beauvoir In this course we will read crucial texts from the literary and critical theory tradition. Through representative essays, the course will offer a systematic exploration … Continue reading

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Re-fantasizing the Mediterranean

This seminar explores narratives from the Arab Mediterranean and the literary themes that emerge from them: cosmopolitanism, nostalgia, illicitness. We will consider how the Mediterranean has been associated with visceral … Continue reading

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Postcolonial Diaspora and Exile Literature

This course explores exile narratives and the literary themes that emerge from them: the journey, diaspora, and return. We will discuss the different meanings of these concepts. The course will … Continue reading

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Fourth-Level Arabic: Modern Arabic Prose

Tayeb Salih in Qatar This advanced literature course on 20th-century Arabic prose covers the life and work of major writers of the Arab world: Naguib Mahfouz, Nawal El Saadawi, Ghassan … Continue reading

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Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature

  Young Naguib Mahfouz This course provides an introduction to the development of modern Arabic literature from the 19th century to the present. By exploring nationalism, decolonization, modernity, and encounters … Continue reading

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Undocumented: Arab & Afro-Arab Clandestine Migrant Narratives

MTO, The Mediterranean Door, 2014. Qui Si Sana, Downtown Sliema, Malta. This course explores narratives of undocumented migration from the Arab world in Africa and the Middle East, as well … Continue reading

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