Monday, Nov. 17

  1. Discussion of Ibrahim al-Kuni’s The Bleeding of the Stone

Hwk:

  • Read Mahmoud Darwish’s In the Presence of Absence, p. 5-78 & 155-162
  • Read Nathalie Khankan, “The Poet is Dead: Mahmoud Darwish (1942-2008)”, The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 27.8 (Nov. 2008): 16-18 – ERes
  • Excerpt from David Grossman’s Sleeping on a Wire, p. 82-84 – ERes

 

Wednesday, Nov. 19

  1. Discussion: Presence, Absence and the Liminal Poetics of Darwish

Hwk:

  • Read David Detmer, “Nausea” in Sartre Explained: From Bad Faith to Authenticity, p. 51-55 (to “Absurdity”) – ERes
  • Read excerpt from Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea, p. 1-4 – ERes
  • Read Ali Badr’s Papa Sartre p. 1-82