SHUM 3707

SHUM 3707

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What does the representation of sexual encounter in the Arabian Nights ('Alf layla-wa layla) have to do with a politics of race and gender? This course explores the millenia-long history of mediations and translations of this ancient Perso-Arabic text across literature, film, and popular culture, in the Middle East and in Europe. We will pay attention to the transmission of phobic tropes about female sexuality and miscegenation, or "interracial" sex as they manifest in various versions of 1001 Nights across time and space.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS, SCD-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Syllabi:
  • 16811 SHUM 3707   SEM 101

    • W McGraw Hall 145
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Vaziri, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    What does the representation of sexual encounter in the Arabian Nights ('Alf layla-wa layla) have to do with a politics of race and gender? This course explores the millenia-long history of mediations and translations of this ancient Perso-Arabic text across literature, film, and popular culture, in the Middle East and in Europe. We will pay attention to the transmission of phobic tropes about female sexuality and miscegenation, or "interracial" sex as they manifest in various versions of 1001 Nights across time and space.