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Fantasy of the Imam

Tarek El-Ariss

in Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823251711
eISBN:
9780823252800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251711.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the work of Rifa‘a al-Tahtawi (1801-1873), an Azhar ‘alim (religious scholar) turned translator, bureaucrat, and reformer of Egypt's educational system. Focusing on his ... More


Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee: Mythologies of Representation in Selected Writings on Boxing by Norman Mailer1

Christopher Brookeinan

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the impact of Muhammad Ali on Norman Mailer's non-fiction writing about heavyweight boxing. It places Mailer's mythic representation of Ali within the context of the author's ... More


Color Them Black

Adilifu Nama

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the impact of the lack of black superheroes on both black and white children. It argues that concern over media effects on black children who admire white superheroes is overly ... More


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