Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation

Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: At the American University in Cairo

“Bilingualism in Arabic/English at the department of English and Comparative Literature at AUC is certainly a distinctive case.”

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Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: Classical Texts That ‘Capture a Sense of Marvel, Wonder, Humor, And, Above All, Adventure’

“Firstly, these are fun texts that capture a sense of marvel, wonder, humor, and, above all, adventure. In a university setting, both of these texts get at a fundamental human problem that I enjoy highlighting: How does one write about and represent cultures and peoples other than one’s own? What pitfalls await even a sympathetic observer?”