Monday, Oct. 6

  1. Lecture: Naguib Mahfouz – The Colossus of Modern Arabic Fiction
  2. Discussion: How does Miramar build upon and expand the experiments in narrative fiction initiated by Taha Hussein and Yahya Haqqi?

Hwk: Read Naguib Mahfouz’s Miramar, p. 63-131


Wednesday, Oct. 8

  1. Discussion: Miramar
  2. Lecture: Disillusionment in the Era of Independence

Hwk: Read Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North, p. 1-168