ARAB SPRING: Writing and Resistance

How can we understand protest, especially the complexity of gender, generation, class, and multiple national identifications?  How can stories by Muslim women teach us about protest and resistance?

In this course in Morocco and Spain, we will study Moroccan women writers, focusing course packet and on Scheherazade Goes West, The Secret Son, and Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits.

Live blogs/Research Sites/beyond wiki

New Media Sites:

Hajj to Mecca

Live camera


Call to prayer in Istanbul


Crash course in Islam & 5 pillars, Qur’an

Crash course in Islam & 5 pillars, Qur’an

1300 years – rise of Islam (virtual map)

Andalusia – Golden Age of Iberia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia (rick steves)

Blue Mosque (rick steves

Akbar the Great

Ottomans (map) rise and fall

Ibn Battuta info and website

Ibn Battuta film part 1

Ibn Battuta film part 2

Ibn Battuta film part 3

Ibn Battuta film - different