HDS 3583

Contemporary Muslim and Diasporic Memoirs and Autobiographies in the West

Leila Ahmed


We will read autobiographical works by contemporary Western Muslims as well as by Westerners of Arab and Iranian heritage (Christian and Jewish as well as Muslim) paying particular attention to issues of identity, religion and gender and exploring how these are at play in the text and in authorial constructions of the self.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Tues 4pm-6pm
Andover Hall Room 117

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None