Arabic 2350: Myth in Arabic Literature with Professor Pamela Klasova

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Women and the harem

Women and Power

Women and Position of Power There are not many portrayal of women main characters in works of literature. The main character is always the man, who comes to the rescue of the fragile woman saving her from the villain. All… Continue Reading →

The Commodification and Confinement of Women as Reflected in One Thousand and One Nights

The Thousand and One Nights, is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales published together during the Islamic Golden Age. The stories are structured around one central tale, about a powerful king named Shahryār. Prior to a visit with his… Continue Reading →

Re-creating Ancient Myth in a Modern World: Women in Television

In 2011 a Turkish television network and TIMS productions launched a television soap opera called The Magnificent Century (Muhteşem Yüzyıl in Turkish) that lasted for four seasons and came to an end in 2014. Shatha Almutawa writes that “hundreds of millions… Continue Reading →

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