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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3197: The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights. 3 vols. Translated by Malcolm and Ursula Lyons (2008).

The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Edited by Ulrich Marzolph (2004).

Borges, J. L, “The Translators of the 1001 Nights” (1936).

Burton, R. “Terminal Essay,”  from his translation of The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night (1885).

Gerhardt, M. The Art of Story Telling (1963).

Hejaiej, M. (1996)  Behind Closed Doors: Women’s Oral Narratives in Tunis, London: Quartet

Irwin, R. The Arabian Nights: A Companion (1994).

Muhawi, I. Speak Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Folk Tales (1989).

Piero Pasolini, Il fiore delle mille e una notte (1974).

Warner, M. Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (2011).