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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 149–182.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Banat al-Riyadh into English as a case study, I argue that revisions made by press and author to my translation assimilated it to chick-lit generic conventions in the anglophone marketplace, muting the gender politics and situatedness of multiple kinds of Arabic that acted, in the original novel, as a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... the account. The complex interaction between the individual and the collective is a conspicuous facet of modern Arabic autobiography and one of its central tensions. This interaction is expressed not only in content 1 but also through a range of textual strategies and formal choices that bring...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2015
... . Reading Arab Women’s Autobiographies: Shahrazad Tells Her Story . Austin : University of Texas Press . González Jennifer A. 1995 . “ Autotopographies .” In Prosthetic Territories: Politics and Hypertechnologies , edited by Brahm Gabriel and Driscoll Marc , 133 – 50 . Boulder...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... 2 Being the daughter of Saddam’s private pilot dramatically influenced her upbringing, especially because the president became a family “friend.” She was sent away to remove her from the presidential gaze. Autobiography has a long history in the Arab literary tradition, dating as far back as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 71–97.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Jared McCormick This inquiry explores questions of movement and tourism in relation to sexuality within the context of Lebanon’s nascent gay travel industry. The first section examines how imagery of Arab men is mediatized and circulated, with (un)intended effects. Many of the images take form...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
...-Tahawy al-Khibaʾ ( The Tent ) Arab women writers autobiography authorial double The creative artist is always in a state of agitation and rebellion and cannot accept the place without interrogating it, even if possessed by fears. —Miral al-Tahawy (quoted in al-Khalil 2007...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 69–70.
Published: 01 March 2017
...miriam cooke Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017 Less than forty years ago Arab women creative writers were virtually unknown at home and abroad. The two celebrated exceptions, the Syrian Colette Khoury and the Lebanese Layla Baalbaki, who had published...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 3, “Mosaic Autobiography,” Al-Samman writes on Hanan al-Shayk’s Locust and the Bird and mentions Shahrazad in a singular sentence. If Al-Samman is committed to “locating the dilemma of Arab female authorship in the anxiety generated by the double-jeopardy of Shahrazad’s orality and the waʾd trauma...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 July 2013
...miriam cooke Miriam cooke is Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Arab Cultures and Director of the Middle East Studies Center at Duke University. Her early writings focused on the intersection of gender and war in modern Arabic literature and on Arab women writers’ constructions of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 453–457.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the Arab world. She challenged the isolationism of area studies and the formalist tendencies of literary criticism that claim literature to be an autonomous arena of activity. She borrowed the book’s title from the Palestinian revolutionary writer and critic Ghassan Kanafani’s ( 1966 ) study of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... sacred and now you want to do this in a society that is religiously, politically, civilizationally, and socially backward?” Ayyub anticipated that his autobiography would cause outrage. In a polemical attack likely directed at Ayyub, Diyaʾ al-Din Ahmad ( 1985 ) describes a regrettable tendency among Arab...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., women became the symbol of this authentic, particular identity and were thus burdened with the extremely difficult task of being simultaneously modern and traditional. Western readings of Arab and Egyptian feminisms exacerbate this problematic framework of representation. Despite extensive and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 4–31.
Published: 01 July 2013
... role of literacy, both in the narrower sense of reading and writing and in the broader senses of interpretative skill and inclusion within the realm of Arabic letters, in Musa’s Ta’rikhi bi-qalami. Margot Badran (1992, 271) describes Musa’s autobiography as “a major document in the history...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 291–295.
Published: 01 July 2016
... closely related to her self-construction. She addresses the issue of writing in French throughout the novel. French, her “stepmother’s tongue,” allows her to travel between texts, between French and Arabic, between written and oral (Djebar 1993 , 214). “Autobiography practiced in the enemy’s language has...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
... counterpoint to the central narrative. Both texts offer forms of “multiple critique” that give voice to women treated as objects in Moroccan society. The texts are otherwise quite different. Tomorrow is a novel written in Arabic in postcolonial Morocco, addresses Moroccans, and focuses on class exploitation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 131–133.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., and stories of the young girls and their families, the reader is pushed to challenge existing conceptualizations of women as a homogenous category and to move away from the view of Arab women as passive victims of their society. As the author may strengthen her argument by stressing the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 356–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... especially in chapters 4 and 5, which engage mainly with autobiographies and novels to reconstruct self-narratives of “efendication.” Ryzova attends to questions of generational solidarity, exploring two disciplinary apparatuses that shaped the formation of the effendiyya—the traditional patriarchal family...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 149–163.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Intervening in Modernist Agendas— Oral History, Ethnography, Memory, and Solidarity In 1997, primarily because of an essay I had written for a feminist oral history volume (Hale 1991), I was asked by the editors of one of the leading Arab women’s periodicals, Nour, to give a substantial...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 March 2005
... counterhegemonic, postcolonial strategies. The zar, discussed at greater length below, combines myth, autobiography, perfor- mance, and ritual; it is a semi-spontaneous occasion for consciousness-raising, self-help, and solidarity. Even if enacted unselfconsciously, the zar raises ques- tions...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 6–28.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Century Scholar. She publishes widely on secular and Islamic feminisms in the Middle East and Islamic world with works appearing in several languages including Arabic. Among her books are Feminists, Islam and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt and Opening the Gates: An Arab Feminist...