COML 3685

COML 3685

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The course is a survey of Feminist Islamic thinkers from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt, and their diaspora, featuring both French and Arabic texts in English translation. The purpose of the course is to critically explore the competing treatment of major gendered tropes in a Muslim context (the veil, the harem, polygamy, etc.) by North African thinkers, through their examination of qur'anic surats/hadiths, the evolution of tafsirs (tradion of qur'anic exegesis) as well as their conflicting approaches to secular western feminism. Readings might include: Fatema Mernissi, Asmaa Lamrabet, Qasim Amin, Naguib Mahfoud, Assia Djebar, Mona Eltahawy, and Nawal El-Saadawi.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS)

Comments Conducted in English.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 3686FREN 3685NES 3686

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12021 COML 3685   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person