week # Topics
1 Introduction
2 Orientalism
3 Performance: The Egyptian Dancing Girl
4 Popular and Folk Culture
5 The Performance of Folktale: “The Story of Solomon and Sheba” – Christian, Muslim and Jewish texts
6 Performance and the Koran
7 Women and Poetic Performances
8 Wedding Song
9 Professional Entertainers: Solo Females
10 Professional Entertainers: Arab Oral Epic Performance
11 Islam in America: Parades and Mosques

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