Under the sponsorship of the Dean of the University College in Al-Qunfudhah, Dr. Yassin bin Abdullah Al-Zubaidy, the Department of the Arabic Language held on Tuesday 18 Jumada Al-Akhira 1439AH a scientific seminar titled “Approaches of Literary Discourse Analysis”. The seminar was held through a partnership between the Arabic Department and the Unit of Scientific Research at the College. Dr. Lotfi Dobaish, Dr. Samy Soliman, and Dr. Ali Khafif have all delivered lectures in the seminar. It was led by the Head of the Arabic Department, Dr. Ali Al-Shahri.
The researchers discussed the concept of discourse in general and literary discourse in particular. They highlighted the importance of modern approaches in exploring the literary phenomenon and deciphering its internal code, in terms of structure and content. They also introduced the approaches of text analysis, most importantly: The structural approach, the structural social approach, the structural psychological approach, the pragmatic, semiotic, and stylistic approaches. The curricula are tools that provide students and researchers with precise procedural methods through which they learn to explore the literary phenomenon without falling into critical, gustative, impressionist, historical or moral manifestations.
The researchers pointed out that the modern curricula interpret texts from the inside rather than from the surface examining what is surrounding it rather than what is a part of it.
Noteworthy, this seminar is a continuation of what the Arabic Language Department continuously offers at the college, including a series of lectures and awareness seminars aimed at enriching the community with discussions about the issues of the Arabic language, benefiting the college and the local community in general, and Arabic specialists and those interested in the language in particular.