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ARIC 000/1102 - Passionate Love in Arabic and World Literatures (3 cr.)



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Passionate Love, a subject of interest to all human societies, is the subject of this course. Passionate Love is distinct from other forms of romantic love in that it can cause harm to the lover and beloved, as well as those around them. From Majnun Layla to Romeo and Juliet, passionate love has long been a subject of literary interest and social anxiety. In this class, we will read theories and depictions of passionate love in classical Arabic literature to understand how pre-modern Arabo-Islamic societies understood love as a phenomenon, what role romantic love played in society, and what types of texts dealt with the subject. We will also read depictions of passionate love from other world literary traditions including: modern Arabic, English, Italian, Persian, Indian, Turkish, etc.



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