COML0615 - Modern Arabic Literature

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
0
Title (text only)
Modern Arabic Literature
Term
2024A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
USW
Section ID
COML0615USW
Course number integer
615
Level
undergraduate
Description
This course is a study of modern Arabic literary forms in the context of the major political and social changes which shaped Arab history in the first half of the twentieth century. The aim of the course is to introduce students to key samples of modern Arabic literature which trace major social and political developments in Arab society. Each time the class will be offered with a focus on one of the literary genres which emerged or flourished in the twentieth century: the free verse poem, the prose-poem, drama, the novel, and the short story. We will study each of these emergent genres against the socio-political backdrop which informed it. All readings will be in English translations. The class will also draw attention to the politics of translation as a reading and representational lens.
Course number only
0615
Cross listings
NELC0615USW
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Arts & Letters Sector
Use local description
No

REMEMBERING DANIEL DEWISPELARE (1983-2024), ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY AND GRADUATE OF THE COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY PROGRAM

The University of Pennsylvania Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory and its communities join many others in mourning the untimely passing of our alumnus, Daniel DeWispelare (1983-2024). Daniel was Associate Professor at the George Washington University. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado before coming to Penn to complete his Ph.D. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at Bilkent University in Ankara, Türkiye, before joining the GW Department of English.

Joan DeJean, Professor of Romance Languages and Comparative Literature and Literary Theory died December 2, 2023

Joan DeJean, Trustee Professor Emerita of Romance Languages in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Program, renowned scholar of 17th- and 18th-century French literature,  died on December 2 of ALS.   She was 75 years old.

COML9999 - Modern Literature in South Asia

Status
X
Activity
IND
Section number integer
5
Title (text only)
Modern Literature in South Asia
Term
2024A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
005
Section ID
COML9999005
Course number integer
9999
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
graduate
Instructors
Kevin M.F. Platt
Description
Designed to allow students to pursue a particular research topic under the close supervision of an instructor.
Course number only
9999
Use local description
No