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Introduction: Debating Modernity

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/9780823251711.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the book's argument, situating it in relation to debates about Arab modernity in literature and culture. Presenting it as a somatic condition embodied in texts from the ... More


Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Tarek El-Ariss

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181936
eISBN:
9780691184913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In recent years, Arab activists have confronted authoritarian regimes both on the street and online, leaking videos and exposing atrocities, and demanding political rights. This book situates these ... More


Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Rebecca C. Johnson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Zaynab, first published in 1913, is widely cited as the first Arabic novel, yet the previous eight decades saw hundreds of novels translated into Arabic from English and French. This vast literary ... More


Between Utopia and Dystopia in Marrakech

Gretchen Head

Nizar F. Hermes and Gretchen Head (eds)

in The City in Arabic Literature: Classical and Modern Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474406529
eISBN:
9781474449793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406529.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter considers the literary culture of Morocco from the first half of the 20th-century, where the example of Ibn al-Muwaqqit reveals some of the aesthetic consequences of the country’s ... More


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