This is an assignment for Great Works I (ENGL 2800), a core class with enrollments of about 25 students per section. This assignment asks students to add a tale to The Thousand and One Nights on the course blog. Through an act of creative imitation that exploits the Nights’ additive structure, students participate in the text’s history of multi-author composition. They also prepare for a face-to-face discussion analyzing its intricate narrative form, and the relation of form to content.
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Baruch College, CUNY