Dr Ahmed is a scholar of comparative literature. His interests cover various aspects of literature, art and culture. He is author of America in Literature and Film (2011), Woman in Lars von Trier’s Cinema (2016), and has contributed various articles to The Comparatist (2008), female/bodies (2005, 2006), Scope (2008), Sexuality and Culture (2014), The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City (2016) and Bloomsbury’s Lars von Trier’s Women (2016). Dr. Ahmed is an HKU SPACE teacher since 2007.
This course explores the idea of storytelling through reading the works of some of the short story’s most prominent writers. It deals with fundamental questions like: Why do people need to tell, read, write and listen to fictional stories? By examining the aesthetics as well as the politics of storytelling, the course aims at shedding some light on the different themes generated by narration and revealing the void that lies beneath man’s sense of identity.
|Session 1||Borges’s The Garden of Forking Paths|
|Session 2||Chekhov’s In the Ravine|
|Session 3||Wilde’s The Portrait of Mr. W. H.|
|Session 4||Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata|
|Session 5||Kleist’s Michael Kohlhaas|
For more comprehensive information about SPACE English services, please visit: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/interest/languages/english/literature-in-english
Days / Time
- Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
- 5 meeting(s)
- 3 hours per meeting
- Hong Kong side (To be confirmed)
- Dr ELBESHLAWY, Ahmed, BA Ain-Shams; MA, PhD HK
- Applicants are required to have reached the age of 18.
- Applicants should have a good reading knowledge of English, a willingness to participate in discussion and, above all, an interest in literature.
- Course Fee : HK$2,800
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