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 2023/2024 Spring semester
Helen Geršman (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
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
A systematic overview of the development of Middle Eastern literature. A broader approach can be found in Arabic literature and, to a lesser extent, Persian and Hebrew literature. As a practical exercise, text passages from literary works in the original language, which are related to the previous lecture topics, are read. Also, the whole course is accompanied by translated texts from Middle Eastern poetry and prose works.
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