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Middle Eastern literature

This course gives an introduction to the literary history of the Middle East.

This course will give an introduction to Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew literature with a special focus on Arabic classic and modern prose. During the course the student will also read and discuss two translated novels. 

  • Course structure

    The course consists of one module of 7.5 credits.


    Teaching format

    Lectures and seminars.

    Course details and resources

    Course details, lesson planning and course literature for Fall 22 can be found in the learning platform Athena closer to the start of the semester.

    Please note that only registred students have access to resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.


    The course is examined through a written assignment, in the form of a home exam, and an oral presentation of a fictional work.


    Astrid Ottosson al-Bitar

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Middle Easterrn and North African Studies?

    Student Councelor

    Director of Studies:
    Martin Säfström
    Room 104, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 29 43