Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2122: Themes in Modern Arabic Poetry
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Professor Christina Phillips (Convenor)
ARA2000 Year Abroad
ARA2139 Intermediate Arabic Language II
|Available via distance learning|
This module is intended for those of you with no prior knowledge of Arabic poetry. It focuses on Arabic poetry from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, tracing its transition from a classical to a modern art form. It covers a variety of different poetry schools and movements, studying them in their proper historical context and paying attention to matters of form. Aside from instruction in aspects of modern Arabic poetry, you will be trained in close reading and critical analysis.