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NEĀ STUDĀ 155 Wonder and the Fantastic: <The Thousand and One Nights> in World Literary Imagination 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
After studying the tales themselves and examining their structure and how they fit into the genre of folk literature, we will investigate how the was transmitted, translated, and received in Europe, as a window on 19th-century gender and racial attitudes, especially Western views of the "oriental" other. How the was creatively manipulated by Western writers will be studied, as will the influence of these tales on modern Arabic literature
itself. Several examples of how the have been represented in Western films will be considered. All works will be read in English translation.
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