II.  Bedouin Poetry: Past and Present


Week 2: Pre-Islamic Poetry


•     Tuesday (2/18) – Poetry and Society in Pre-Islamic Arabia: The Deserts of ‘Alqamah and al-Shanfara

Hwk DT: pp. 32-76; Prepare for first writing assignment: write 2-3 points you plan on addressing and be prepared to share them in class on Thursday

Modern-day “Martyrs of Najran”



•     Thursday (2/20) – Form and Content of the Arabian Qasida

Hwk – Writing assignment #1 (3 pages) due Tuesday, 2/25