AAST BC3610 Persian Literature through English Translation
Call number: 05861
Students are introduced to the multiplicity of geographical and historical centers of literary activity: courts in tenth-century Central Asia and seventeenth century India; The songs of whirling dervishes who followed the teachings of Rumi in Turkey to Sufi hospices in fourteenth century Kashmir; Itinerant storytellers in Afghanistan, the Caucasus, and Bosnia. The interrelationships between literature, patronage, religion, and language policy are discussed, and the evolving connection between Iran and the Persian language is emphasized. The voice of women in Persian literature is given particular attention: including 17th century women of the Mughal court in India and Parvin EÊ¿teá¹£Ä mÄ« and Forugh Farrokhzad in 20th century Iran. More recent women poets and fiction-writers will be introduced. No familiarity with Persian language or the history of its development is assumed.
INTERMEDIATE MODERN TURKISH I
As of academic year 2016-17, this course is now MDES 2901. A continuation of the study of the written and spoken language of Turkey, with readings of literary, historical, and other texts. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.
ELEMENTARY MODERN TURKISH I
As of academic year 2016-17, this course is now MDES 1901. An introduction to the written and spoken language of Turkey. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.