Selim Sirri Kuru
NEAR E 596
Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.
The course focuses on pre-modern Islamicate literatures in order to examine the discursive formulations of sexuality. Reading list covers both original texts with sexual content in Egnlish translation and scholarly studies of sexuality in the Middle East
Student learning goals
Scholarship on gender, sexuality and narrative formulations of sexual desire; bibliographical knowledge of sexually explicit texts from Islamicate Empires.
Appreciation and analysis of literary texts with sexual content.
How diverse scholarly fields, such as anthropology, history, political science are relevant in studies of pre-modern textualities on sexuality.
How do diverse scholarly fields, such as anthropology, history, political science employ literary texts.
General method of instruction
Every week there will be lectures related to reading assignments and brief weekly papers.
Class assignments and grading
Each student writes at least one response paper and a short final paper. There will be a final test developed upon questions that are going to be prepared by students.
Participation, midterm, one short paper on the evaluation of one selected text with respect to its political implications.