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VR223 – Arabian Nights in British Literature


Credits: 4 credits

Pre-requisites: Vy 100

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This course examines the Arabic folktales translated as the Arabian Nights Entertainments (1706). They informed numerous literary genres including gothic and science fiction. Through lectures and discussions we will explore these uniquely cosmopolitan tales on their own merits and for what they say about colonial Britain’s perspectives on the East.

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