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Arab American Poetry

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T. Pickens

Course Long Title

Arab American Poetry

Cross Listed Courses


This course offers students an introduction to Arab American poetry from the early works of Khalil Gibran to the present. The course develops an appreciation of Arab American poetic forms, craft, voice, and vision within a transnational and diasporic framework. Surveying the poems and critical work of an expansive array of poets such as Lauren Camp, Hayan Charara, Suheir Hammad, Marwa Helal, Mohja Kahf, Philip Metres, Naomi Shihab Nye, Deema Shehabi, students examine the complex, personal, communal, national, cultural, historical, political, and religious realities that manifest themselves at home and elsewhere in the Arab American literary imagination. Prerequisite(s): one course in Africana, American studies, English, or gender and sexuality studies.

Writing Credit


Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: R, E, DL)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAM - AMST Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years