Course reading (available upon registration):
al-Maʿarrī, Abū l-ʿAlāʾ 2013: The Epistle of Forgiveness. Volume One: A Vision of Heaven and Hell. New York and London: New York University Press (short excerpt).
Barthes, Roland 1977: The Death of the Author. In: Image, music, text. London: Fontana, S. 142-148.
Kilito, Abdelfattah 2016: The Oblivion of Adam. In: The Paris Review (November 1st, 2016). Online: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/11/01/the-oblivion-of-adam/
Adania Shibli was born in Palestine in 1974. Her first novel, Misās (2002, English Touch), was awarded the Young Writers Award – Palestine, as was her second, Kullunā Baʿīd bi-Ḏāt al Miqdār ʿan al-Ḥubb (2004, English We are All Equally Far from Love). In addition to her novels, which have been translated from the original Arabic into several languages, Shibli has written essays and short stories, as well as a play entitled The Error (2005), which was performed in London and San Francisco. Her latest novel, Tafṣīl Ṯānawī (2017, English Minor Detail), is about the persistent difficulty of piecing together the shards of a narrative concealed by history writing. The work was nominated for the National Book Award and the International Booker Prize.
Aldama, Frederick Luis: Why the Humanities Matter. A Commonsense Approach. 2018.
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