NMC255H1: Love, Battle, and Wit: Classics of Premodern Arabic Literature


Students read closely classic works in translation, through class discussion, in-class exercises, and short essays. Readings include: narratives like Kalila wa-Dimna and Ibn Hazm's love treatise; poems by Labid, Jarir, Abu Nuwas, al-Mutanabbi, and Ibn Nubata; and an obscene shadow play by Ibn Daniyal.

Recommended Preparation: 

1 FCE in Humanities.

Distribution Requirements: 
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)