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Artistic Roots of Arab Cinema

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Traditional Islamic principles of representation have rarely been applied to Arab cinema. The colorful non-spatial painting of miniatures and the ornamental rhythms of the arabesque, basically ... More


Introduction

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book concentrates only on full-length feature film productions. Although it is not confined geographically or temporally, it cannot deal equally with all Arab countries. In the examination of ... More


Visions of Self:: Filming Autobiographical Subjectivity

Valerie Anishchenkova

in Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Within Arab cultural discourses, autobiographical film offers a novel mode of self-expression. Its importance cannot be underestimated, taking into consideration cinema’s popularity in the Arab world ... More


Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Valerie Anishchenkova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study of Arab autobiographical discourse investigates various modes of cultural identity which have emerged in Arab societies in the last 40 years. During this period, autobiographical texts ... More


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