comparative literature (comparing movie to 1001 nights)

Description
Here?is?the?brief?description?for?the?final?paper?from?the?syllabus:
For?the?final?paper,?you?will?develop?your?own?topic?based?on?one?of?the?films?or?modern?literary?works?that
draws?on?The?Nights?for?its?inspiration?and?explore?how?this?work?utilizes?and?revises?themes,?characters,?and
value?of?the?Nights.
By?the?end?of?the?semester,?we?will?have?discussed?four?films?(The?Thief?of?Bagdad,?The?Adventures?of?Prince
Achmed,?The?Golden?Voyage?of?Sinbad,?and?Pasolini?s?Arabian?Nights)?and?four?literary?texts?(Vathek,
?Dunyazadiad,??Arabian?Days?and?Nights,?and?Haroun?and?the?Sea?of?Stories)?that?draw?on?story?materials?from
The?Nights?and?might?serve?as?the?focus?of?your?paper.?You?may?know?of?other?films?or?literary?works?that?fall
into?this?category?and?are?welcome?to?propose?a?paper?based?on?one?of?them?as?well.?Whatever?work?you?choose,
the?project?that?you?propose?must?examine?how?it?reworks?motifs,?characters,?plot?devices,?or?themes?of?The
Nights,?so?your?paper?will?necessarily?have?to?discuss?some?aspects?of?stories?from?The?Nights?that?we?have?read
over?the?course?of?the?semester.