L-OR/12 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

The aim of this course is to enable students to read and understand an Arabic contemporary literary text, with the analysis of the themes and the structure, in regarding to the literary and political context

Detailed Course Content

During the course we will investigate the relationship between the idea of modernity and tradition in Arabic contemporary literature, throughout critic readings on the issue and the analysis of texts in original language.

Textbook Information

  1. - S. Selim, “The Novel and the Rural Imaginary in Egypt, 1880-1985”, Routledge, 2010;
  2. - H. Elsadda, “Gender, Nation and the Arabic Novel”, Edinburgh University Press and Syracuse University Press, 2012;
  3. B. Anderson, “Comunità immaginate”, Manifestolibri, 2009;

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