NMC255H1: Arabic Literary Classics

Hours: 
12L

Introduction to premodern Arabic literature in English translation. Readings include: narrative works such as 1001 Nights, Kalila wa-Dimna, al-Hamadhani's maqamat, Ibn Hazm's love treatise The Ring of the Dove; poems by Labid, Jarir, Abu Nuwas, al-Mutanabbi, and Ibn Nubata; and an obscene shadow play by Ibn Daniyal.

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)