Arabic Literature for the Classroom: Teaching Methods, Theories, Themes and Texts (Hardcover)

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Arabic Literature for the Classroom: Teaching Methods, Theories, Themes and Texts (Hardcover)

By Mushin Al-Musawi (Editor)

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Arabic Literature for the Classroom argues for a more visible presence of Arabic within the humanities and social sciences, stressing the need to make Arabic literature available as a world literature, without damaging its own distinctive characteristics.

The nineteen chapters which make up this book broach theoretical and methodical cultural concerns in teaching literatures from non-American cultures, along with issues of cross-cultural communication, cultural competency and translation. While some chapters bring out the fascinating and ever tantalizing connections between Arabic and the literatures of medieval Europe, others employ specific approaches to teaching particular texts, potential methodologies, themes and a variety of topics that can place Arabic widely in a vast swathe of academic application and learning. Topics that are explored include gender, race, class, trauma, exile, dislocation, love, rape, humor, and cinema, as well as issues that relate to writers and poets, women's writing and the so called nahdah (revival) movement in the 19th Century.

The comparative framework and multi-disciplinary approach means that this book injects new life into the field of Arabic Literature. It will therefore be an essential resource for students, scholars and teachers of Arabic Literature, as well as for anyone with an interest in learning more about Arabic culture.

Muhsin J. al-Musawi is professor of Arabic and comparative studies at Columbia University and the author of many books in English and Arabic, including 'Arabic poetry'
Product Details ISBN: 9781138211964
ISBN-10: 1138211966
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 4th, 2017
Pages: 344
Language: English