Arabian Nights in the West


Graduate version of AMES482. Examines one of the most popular works of world literature, The Thousand and One Nights. Considers elements of fairy tales, romances, fables, legends, parables, and adventures. Comparison of narrative techniques used in Boccaccio’s The Decameron and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Comparative analysis of the structure of the story. Students in this graduate section will have a supplementary reading list, additional assignments, and meet regularly with the professor outside regular class time. Instructor consent required. One course / 3 units.

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