Monday, Sept. 29

  1. Lecture: Taha Hussein, His Life and Works
  2. Discussion: How does An Egyptian Childhood represent an innovation to imaginative prose in Arabic?


  • Read Yahya Haqqi’s “The Lamp of Umm Hashim” in The Lamp of Umm Hashim: A Collection of Short Stories


  • Read Mohammed Shaheen, “Conclusion” The Modern Arabic Short Story (p. 151-158) – ERes


Wednesday, Oct. 1

  1. Lecture: The Arabic Short Story
  2. Discussion: “The Lamp of Umm Hashim” & Oriental/Occidental Encounters

Hwk: Read Naguib Mahfouz’s Miramar, “Introduction” & p. 1-62