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MELC 13186-1: The Arabian Nights and World Literature

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Instructor: Li Guo

This course has as its focal point the famous collection of tales, the Thousand and One Nights (better known as the Arabian Nights). We examine issues of provenance. We study the stories as literary texts as well as historical documents. We examine how these tales have been interpreted by later societies. Finally, we use this course to introduce us to the study of the Middle East, its languages, history, literature, and peoples.