HDS 3590

Religion, Gender, Identity in 21st Century Diasporic Muslim Fiction

Leila Ahmed


Diasporic Muslim fiction in the West: We will read 21st century novels by writers of Muslim background based in Europe and the U.S.—exploring, among others, themes of border crossings, the Muslim immigrant experience, figurations of gender and sexuality, and representations - and contestations - of Islam in the West. Readings Include: Leaving Tangier, The Kite Runner, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Secret Son, Minaret, Salvation Army, and In Other Rooms, Other Wonders.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 25 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1844


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Wed 1pm-4pm
Andover Hall Room 103

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