Literatures of the Middle East
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Lähis-Ida kirjandused
Course title in English
Literatures of the Middle East
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Helen Geršman (language of instruction:Estonian)
Course aims
To create a comprehensive understanding about the development, main topics and authors of Middle-Eastern literatures. Create opportunities for independent research in Middle-Eastern literatures.
Brief description of the course
Systematic overview of the development of Middle Eastern literatures. Main stress will be on Arabic and Turkish literature and less on Persian and Hebrew older and modern literature. The development of poetry and prose, some 2-3 authors in cultural and literary context from Hijra, the symbiosis of literatures in the Islamic world, its influence on Europe and modern times. The thematic focus may change each year according to the preferences of the lecturer.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has systematic knowledge about the history of Middle-Eastern literatures;
- has practical skills to identify main forms of poetry and prose;
- has ability to point out similarities in the whole of Middle-Eastern literatures, analyze their influence on European literature and employ acquired knowledge in writing independent studies.
Helen Geršman