Literature Courses

When:
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Instructor:
Aria Fani
Arguably more than other literary genres, travel writings document the ways in which all cultures have developed through stubbornly unmappable patterns of contact and exchange with the outside world. They show us that no culture is ever sealed off from humanity and that any effort to neatly classify the world into self-contained civilizational units is necessarily misguided and ahistorical. In this course we will examine 4 travelogues. We will travel to Egypt, Palestine and Arabia with the 11th-century Central Asian poet and traveler, Nasir-i Khusraw. Ibn Battutah’s 14th-century text will take us across Africa, Asia and Europe. Gertrude...
When:
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Instructor:
Aria Fani
Arguably more than other literary genres, travel writings document the ways in which all cultures have developed through stubbornly unmappable patterns of contact and exchange with the outside world. They show us that no culture is ever sealed off from humanity and that any effort to neatly classify the world into self-contained civilizational units is necessarily misguided and ahistorical. In this course we will examine 4 travelogues. We will travel to Egypt, Palestine and Arabia with the 11th-century Central Asian poet and traveler, Nasir-i Khusraw. Ibn Battutah’s 14th-century text will take us across Africa, Asia and Europe. Gertrude...
When:
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Instructor:
Aria Fani
Arguably more than other literary genres, travel writings document the ways in which all cultures have developed through stubbornly unmappable patterns of contact and exchange with the outside world. They show us that no culture is ever sealed off from humanity and that any effort to neatly classify the world into self-contained civilizational units is necessarily misguided and ahistorical. In this course we will examine 4 travelogues. We will travel to Egypt, Palestine and Arabia with the 11th-century Central Asian poet and traveler, Nasir-i Khusraw. Ibn Battutah’s 14th-century text will take us across Africa, Asia and Europe. Gertrude...
When:
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Instructor:
Aria Fani
Arguably more than other literary genres, travel writings document the ways in which all cultures have developed through stubbornly unmappable patterns of contact and exchange with the outside world. They show us that no culture is ever sealed off from humanity and that any effort to neatly classify the world into self-contained civilizational units is necessarily misguided and ahistorical. In this course we will examine 4 travelogues. We will travel to Egypt, Palestine and Arabia with the 11th-century Central Asian poet and traveler, Nasir-i Khusraw. Ibn Battutah’s 14th-century text will take us across Africa, Asia and Europe. Gertrude...
When:
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Instructor:
Aria Fani
Arguably more than other literary genres, travel writings document the ways in which all cultures have developed through stubbornly unmappable patterns of contact and exchange with the outside world. They show us that no culture is ever sealed off from humanity and that any effort to neatly classify the world into self-contained civilizational units is necessarily misguided and ahistorical. In this course we will examine 4 travelogues. We will travel to Egypt, Palestine and Arabia with the 11th-century Central Asian poet and traveler, Nasir-i Khusraw. Ibn Battutah’s 14th-century text will take us across Africa, Asia and Europe. Gertrude...
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