Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $160
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $176
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar has been cancelled
This seminar will introduce students to the rich world of poetry in Arabic. Beginning with pre-Islamic women poets who lamented the loss of their relatives in battle and spurred their warriors on to victory with fierce odes, we will proceed through the classical period to the beginning of the modern era. Modern themes discussed will include writers’ responses to war, religious extremism, political revolution, and persecution. The course will also consider slam poetry and hip-hop as contemporary forms of poetry in Arabic.
One session. E - $160, L - $176
Laurel Harig teaches classes on the art, history, and culture of the Arab world at several Chicago-area institutions. She holds an MA from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and a BA in cross-cultural communications from Bard College.
A course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee due at that time. *Please note that you can obtain the electronic copy of the course packet for no additional cost.
- There is no reading assignment for the first class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.