INAF-403 Sexuality & Powr in Islam Trad
Spring for 2016-2017
Academics, journalists and policy makers regularly refer to Islam, the West and the knotty question of Islam and the West. Stepping outside of 'Islam' and 'the West', however, we see that neither is a concrete and unchanging reality. Both exist as ideas conceived by particular communities and perceived by others. This course will examine these constructs through in-depth reading in the ‘classics’ of both civilizations, such as the Aeneid, works by Rudyard Kipling, the Quran and pre-Islamic epic poetry. This course will explore the civilizations and heritages of the Islamic and Western worlds by reflecting on the form and content of their classic works, as well as by questioning how and why they earned such prominence.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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