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Author al-Musawi, Mushin J

Title Arabic Literature for the Classroom : Teaching Methods, Theories, Themes and Texts
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2017


Description 1 online resource (344 pages)
Contents Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; List of figures; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Arabic Literature for the Classroom: Teaching Methods, Theories, Themes and Texts ; PART I: Theory and method; 1. Proxidistant reading: Toward a critical pedagogy of the nahd.ah in US comparative literary studies ; The problem of access: peri-literary and para-literary circumnavigations ; Notes ; Bibliography ; 2. Teaching Arab women's letters; Women's letter typologies ; Arab women's letters in the classroom
Appendix A: A letter from Nabawiyyah Mū sā to Douglas Dunlop, 1916 Appendix B: A letter from Nawā l al-Sa'dāw ī to Husnī Mubārak, 1981 ; Notes ; Bibliography ; 3. Arab women writers 1980-2010 ; Women's studies ; War ; Academic publishing ; State of the field ; Islam; Teaching strategies; Organizational options; Resources; Appendix: Two course descriptions (thematic and chronological); Notes; Bibliography ; 4. Teaching francophone Algerian women's literature in a bilingual French-English context: Creative voices, dissident texts; Orientalizing the Other; Non-Western feminist decolonizations
Reclaiming voice in textAssia Djebar, Malika Mokeddem, Maïssa Bey, Leïla Sebbar and beur writers in France.; Fictionalized memoirs: Marguerite Fadhma Amrouche; The language question in Algeria; War, trauma, and memory; Female rituals of re-membering; (Post)colonial beurettes in France; Concluding reflections; Notes; Bibliography; 5. Approaches to teaching classical Arabic literature inEnglish translation; Pre-Islamic Arabic literature; Rulers and other notable persons; Religion; Love; Comedy; Travel; Fantasy and the supernatural; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography
6. Classical and medieval Arabic literary delights: Towards teaching the humanistic literature of the ArabsHumor in the Arab literary heritage: a course plan forArabic literature; Food and sexual intimacy: a course plan for Arabic literature; Notes; Bibliography; Appendix: suggested translated works for the non-specialists; 7. Language through literature; A canon within the canon; Literary genres and levels of language instruction; Models and parameters of content-based Arabic courses; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography ; PART II:Theme; 8. Lessons from the Maghreb; The other "west."
Definitions, demarcations and disciplinarityDecolonizing the language question; Lessons in reading; Appendix of literary and critical sources of the Maghreb; Notes; Bibliography; 9. Teaching humor in Arabic literature and film; Humor as pedagogical tool; Humor as humanizing process; The brothel of Oum Walid; Saved by Hollywood; A dog's life; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; 10. The art of teaching Arab traumas triumphantly; Trauma, rememory, and postmemory; Real and virtual worlds in the lens of affect; Second Life in the classroom and beyond; Appendix: sample course descriptions; Notes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Arabic literature -- Study and teaching
Arabic literature -- Study and teaching
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781315451640