New Course Proposals

October 11, 2013

The following new course proposal has been submitted to the Faculty Senate Office for review and approval and is listed here for faculty review and comment. Comments on any new course proposal should be submitted to Ernest May, Secretary of the Faculty Senate, at senate@senate.umass.edu.

COMP-LIT 261H “Modern Arabic Literature” 4 credits; Instructor: Annette Lienau; This course draws from the most celebrated works of Arabic literature spanning from the nineteenth century literary “Renaissance” (or “Nahda”) to the revolutionary uprising of the “Arab Spring.” Focusing on poetry and prose, students will survey the works of major literary pioneers after the mid-nineteenth century to explore the nuances and controversies involved with asserting the advent of “modern” literary forms within the history of Arabic literature. Prerequisites: None