New Course Offered in Spring: Reading Post/De-colonialism through Literature by Muslim Authors
A new course will be offered in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies in Spring 2012!
Reading Post/De-colonialism through Literature by Muslim Authors will by taught by Huma Dar.
The course information and description is as follows:
Course: AAS 190 (4 units); CCN: 05466; Wednesdays 2:00-5:00 PM; Room: 129 Barrows
What relationships do the transnational & regional histories of power have with languages & body politics? How do the experiences of imperialism, colonialism, occupation, immigration, exile, return, and national liberation movements affect the diverse peoples of our world and Muslim ethnicities in particular? How does literature partake in the processes of decolonialism? We will explore how identities are multiply formed and altered with the ongoing experience of colonization(s) in work by writers, like Naguib Mahfouz, Tayeb Salih, Ahdaf Soueif, Mohja Kahf, Sadegh Hedayat, Leila Abuzeid, Ismat Chughtai, Mahmoud Darwish, Agha Shahid Ali, Sa’adat Hasan Manto, etc, from diverse Muslim ethnicities and diasporas.