HDS 3583

Twenty-First Century Middle Eastern Diasporic Memoirs in the West

Leila Ahmed


We will read contemporary autobiographical works by Western authors of 'Arab' and Iranian heritage—Christian, Jewish, and Muslim—paying particular attention to issues of religion, gender and identity, and to exploring how these are at play in the texts and in authorial constructions of self, history, and meaning.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Thurs 2pm-4pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None