ARABIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

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Code
55858
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-OR/12
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

A course In arabic clulture and literature  I.    36 hours (all in the first semester)

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aimes at offreing the basic notions of Arabic culture and literature through diachronic readings that pays particular attention to the socio-cultural dimentions of the beduine society, as well as to its artistic literary production forms. Within this topic, an attention will be paid to the birth and the progress of Al Islam with all its social, religious and artistic aspects.

Main examples of pre-Islamic poetry, early Islamic literary production and Quaranic prose production will be subject of deep study and analysis.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aimes at analysing arabic literature in the following periods:

1. The period of Jahiliyyah, that is the period of ignorance upto the arrival of Islam.

2. From the rise of Islam to the end of the Omayyadi dynasty.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course presents Arabic literature from the pre-Islamic period to the dynasty of the Omayyadi:

A historical and geographical introduction of the peninsula arabica

A socio-cultural introduction of the centuries that preceeded Islam (V and VI century)

 Pre-islamic poetic production: main poets, themes and poetic style

The most frequent themes: description, pride either personal or tribal, praise or eulogy, criticism, voyage, romantic prelude, memory recollection and wine

The arrival of Al Islam and its influence on poetry and literature in general

From multi- theme poem to one- theme poem

Poetry during the dynasty of the Omayyadi

New literary forms: prose, epistle, oratory or public speach, the profets’ proclations and announcements.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Daniela Amaldi, Storia della letteratura araba classica, Zanichelli, Bologna 2004;

Malcolm Clark, Islam Per Negati Oscar Mndadori, Milano 2007;

Le Mu'allaqat, a cura di D. Amaldi, Marsilio, Venezia 1991;

  Heinz Halm Gli Arabi;

Other texts will be presented during the course when needed.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NASSER AHMED ISMAIL AHMED (President)

LARA MANNI (President)

PAOLO LA SPISA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lectures

LESSONS START

The couse starts on the 16th of  Ottobre 2017 and lasts  for the first semster only, according to this timetable :

Monday     17-19        Albero dei poveri      Hall   18

Tuesday    14-15        Albergo dei poveri    Hall   18

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
30/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale aula A polo didattico
13/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale aula A polo didattico
08/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale Aula De Andre 35
27/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale Aula De Andre