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MODMDEST 158B - Modern Arabic Literature Seminar: Lebanese Civil War: Histories and Fictions or return to Course Catalog Search

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Faculty of Arts and SciencesNear Eastern Languages and CivilizationsWilliam Granara
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2017-2018  (show academic calendar)W   4:00 p.m. - 5:59 p.m.CGIS Knafel K108 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

Examines the roots and issues of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-90) and its continuing impact on modern Arabic fiction. The syllabus pairs realistic and romanticized representations of family, sectarianism, and gender binaries against the destruction and fantasy of the urban landscape. Themes include nostalgia and memory, exile and return. Films and documentaries will also be viewed.

Because the first day of FAS classes, Wednesday August 30, follows a Monday class schedule, the first meeting for this class is on Wednesday, September 6. Arabic helpful but not required. Open to both undergraduates and graduates.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.