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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2008

MES 381 • LEBANON: FORMATN/ TRANSFORMATN

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42490 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
JES A207A
AL-BATAL, M

Course Description

This seminar explores the formation of Lebanon in the 20th Century and traces the transformations it has experienced culturally and socially since its creation. We will examine issues such as identity, language, and religious & cultural diversity as they have been reflected in the writings of Lebanese political and cultural ideologues, novelists, poets, journalists and academics in the last hundred years. Seminar discussion is conducted entirely in Arabic, with readings and writings in both Arabic and English.

Texts

1) Kamal Salibi: A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered 2) Kais Firro: Inventing Lebanon: Nationalism and the State under the Mandate. 3) Hanan El-Shaykh: The Story of Zahra.

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