Arab Culture II

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-OR/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
This course aims to enhance students' ability to understand, discuss and analyse critically key topics in Arab culture seen in their own historical and socio-political context. During the two years of study, students will acquire a basic knowledge of the political and cultural history of the Arab world from the 6th century onwards, the key concepts of islam and the contemporary Arab socio-political context
Expected learning outcomes
Students will be able to analyse and discuss critically the topics treated during the course.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The course is divided into three parts:
1. The contemporary North Africa region history and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2. Cinema and Arts in Arab World Post-Arab Springs
3. The contemporary history of the Arabs seen through literary fiction
Prerequisites for admission
To have completed "Cultura Araba I" successfully.
Teaching methods
The course will consist of frontal lectures and discussion sessions. The Ariel website for the course contains a Course Blog, detailing the contents and activities for each class as well as additional references.
Teaching Resources
1. Caterina Roggero, Storia del Nord Africa indipendente. Tra imperialismi, nazionalismi e autoritarismi, Giunti-Bompiani, Milano 2019;
2. Claudio Vercelli, Storia del conflitto israelo-palestinese, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2020
3. Choose ONE BOOK between the following two:
Chiara Comito e Silvia Moresi (a cura di), Arabpop. Arte e letteratura in rivolta dai paesi arabi, Mimesis Edizioni, Milano-Udine 2020;
Aldo Nicosia, Il cinema arabo, Carocci, Roma 2007
4. Choose ONE COUNTRY and then choose TWO of the three novels:

Marocco:
1-Tahar ben Jelloun, Il libro del buio, La Nave di Teseo, 2018 oppure Youssef Fadel, Ogni volta che prendo il volo, Francesco Brioschi Editore, Milano 2019
2-Fouad Laroui, Le tribolazioni dell'ultimo Sijilmassi, Del Vecchio Editore, 2019
3-Mohamed Choukri, Il pane nudo, (qualsiasi edizione) oppure Fouad Laroui, La vecchia signora del riad, Del Vecchio Editore, 2020

Algeria:
1-Alice Zeniter, L'arte di perdere, Einaudi, Torino 2018
2-Aziz Chouaki, La stella di Algeri, Edizioni e/o, 2003 oppure Mouloud Feraoun, Terra e sangue, Mesogea, 2007
3-Yasmina Khadra, Quel che il giorno deve alla notte, Mondadori, Milano 2009

Tunisia:
1-Ali Becheur, I domani di ieri, Francesco Brioschi Editore, Milano 2019
2-Shukri al-Mabkhout, L'Italiano, Edizioni e/o, Roma 2017
3-Kamel Riahi, Bisturi (ovvero vita e passione di Khadija), Jouvence, 2018

Libia:
1-Hisman Matar, Il ritorno, Einaudi, Torino 2016
2-Ibrahim Al-Khoni, La patria delle visioni celesti e altri racconti dal deserto, e/o edizioni, 2007
3-Laura Passavanti (a cura di), Narratori della Libia contemporanea. Racconti scelti, Nuova Ipsa, 2011

Egitto:
1-'Ala al-Aswani, Sono corso verso il Nilo, Feltrinelli, Milano 2018
2-Naguib Mahfouz, Il vicolo del mortaio, Feltrinelli, Milano (qualsiasi edizione)
3-Ashraf al-Ashmawy, Toya, Francesco Brioschi Editore, Milano 2021

Palestina:
1-Susan Abulhawa, Ogni mattina a Jenin, Feltrinelli, Milano (qualsiasi edizione)
2-Mahmud Darwish, Trilogia palestinese, Feltrinelli, Milano (qualsiasi edizione) [just two first novels]
3- Sayed Kashua, Arabi danzanti, Guanda, Parma 2003
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an interview in which students will have to demonstrate their knowledge of the course topics and set texts, and the ability to contextualize, comment and discuss them in the light of the analytical tools provided during the course. Part of the exam may be in the form of a written questionnaire.
L-OR/12 - ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Roggero Caterina
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