Teaching Islamic Literature in English as a Background for Introducing Iranian Students to a Variety of Literatures in English

  • Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani Assistant Professor of English Language University of Qom
Keywords: Islamic literature, Teaching Islamic literature, literature in English, English literature in Iran

Abstract

Teaching English literature and/or literature in English to Iranian university students poses problems for both the student and the teacher. On the other hand, a great majority of both students and teachers of English in Iran seem to be unaware of Islamic and/or Muslim literature in English. One of the ways to overcome this barrier is by teaching Islamic literature to Iranian university students in English. In this way, they are introduced to both literary English and Islamic literature in English in an easy way.

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Published
2019-03-02
Section
Articles