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Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir September 30, 2010

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Batman’s Arabian Nights September 30, 2010

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Related to Jon’s presentation in 623:

Batman's Arabian Nights (Batman 49 cover), courtesy of the Grand Comics Database (comics.org)

1001 Nights (Bennie K single, 2007) August 26, 2010

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English 623 will balance literary history and criticism, postcolonial theory, and cultural studies. Besides studying literary texts that are recognized as such, 623 will also study how the 1001 Nights has spread throughout culture, including film, music, and diverse aspects of popular culture that I cannot even predict at this early date.

To give one example that surprised me, one that was introduced to me by a student the last time I taught a course on the Nights, I here present “1001 Nights,” a video single from the Japanese pop duo Bennie K released in 2007:

Welcome to English 623 May 10, 2010

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Poster for the Fairbanks/Walsh film of The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

And welcome to the study of The Arabian [or 1001] Nights!

This blog is designed to supplement and help prepare for the graduate course English 623: The Arabian Nights in Literature and Culture, which I (Prof. Charles Hatfield) will offer this fall at CSU Northridge.

To get an overview of what the course and this blog will be about, visit the page titled Open, O Simsim! To see what textbooks we’ll be using in the course, visit the page 623 Textbooks. You can visit these pages by either clicking here, in this post, or via links at the top of the page.

Feel free to post questions about the course on this blog!

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