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Courses - Spring 2022
PERS
Persian Department Site
PERS110
Rumi Rocks!: Persian Poets as Best Sellers and Spiritual Guides in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: AMST110.
Credit only granted for: AMST110 or PERS110.
Analyzes the poetry of the great Persian poets Rumi and Hafez (in translation) with a particular eye towards understanding their blockbuster popularity in the United States as "mystical guides" for individuals dissatisfied with traditional institutional religions.