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Arabesques:Levant-North Africa

Arabesques: recent fiction from the Levant and North Africa (new)

THCC Mondays 1000-1200 fortnightly from 15th Oct (5 sessions)

This course continues into next term

Tutor: Jane Irons

‘Myths are what make us. We are the stories we tell ourselves.’ As an exercise in how not to be an Orientalist, this two-part course will look at some of these stories which up-end stereotypes and illuminate very different cultures. This is fiction which also explores ongoing issues such as the tension between tradition and liberalism, the bitter questions of borders and nationalism, the status of women and the dislocation between east and west. And, in so doing, it raises vital questions as to the function and relevance of the novel in the modern world and its engagement with contemporary history and politics. The choice of texts will reflect this richness and diversity and provide some fascinating reading.

15th Oct Judas Amos Oz
29th Oct Welcome to Paradise Mahi Binebine
12th Nov Secret Son Laila Lalami
26th Nov The Lady from Tel Aviv Raba’i Al-Madhoun
10th Dec Three Daughters of Eve Elif Shafak

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Bridge One Bridge Two
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Current Issues Deutsch sprechen macht SpaB
Exploring 20th Century Music Fast Italian (for Beginners)
Film Appreciation French 1
French 2 French 3
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Listening to musicals Living History 1
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Local History -Path Detectives Nabokov and Berlin
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