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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Abouzeid’s engagement with tensions triggered by colonial encounters and postcolonial nation building. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 postcolonial female agency Leila Abouzeid Arabic autobiography Moroccan autobiography Arab women’s writing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Golley Nawar Al-Hassan . 2003 . Reading Arab Women’s Autobiographies: Shahrazad Tells Her Story . Austin : University of Texas Press . González Jennifer A. 1995 . “ Autotopographies .” In Prosthetic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 286–306.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the experience of writing about their lives, and how their audiences receive such efforts. The Moroccan author Leila Abouzeid ( 2003 : 158), for example, has argued that it was harder for her to write autobiography as an Arab woman, because “uncovering one’s private life is considered bold and indecent in Arab...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 July 2015
... . Derrida and Lacan: Another Writing . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press . Nash Geoffrey . 2007 . The Anglo-Arab Encounter: Fiction and Autobiography by Arab Writers in English . Bern : Lang . Parker Robert Dale . 2008 . How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 4–31.
Published: 01 July 2013
... 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 of Egyptian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 writers to use...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
...-Day War with Israel, which brought about a profound crisis of Arab identity. 2. I use Humphrey Davies’s translation of the novel, which superbly transplants al-Ayidi’s linguistic pastiche into contemporary English. 3. Sunʾallah Ibrahim’s iconic novel, Dhat (1992), traces the development...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2019) 15 (3): 423–429.
Published: 01 November 2019
... words of the Lebanese author Joumana Haddad ( 2010 ) in I Killed Scheherazade targeting “ all men in the Arab world!” As they noted, this generalization offers her vast international acclaim by playing into Western stereotypes and obscuring the positive role that Arab men play in their societies...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to maintain a consistent engagement with its two central tropes. For example, in chapter 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2016) 12 (2): 291–295.
Published: 01 July 2016
.... 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 the texture of fiction. . . . While I thought I was undertaking a journey through myself, I find I am...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 453–457.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and figures of critical dissent. Her first book, Resistance Literature (1987), brought together writings of national liberation struggles from Africa, Latin America, and the Arab world. She challenged the isolationism of area studies and the formalist tendencies of literary criticism that claim literature...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 367–372.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Deema Kaedbey Bad Girls of the Arab World . Nadia Yaqub and Rula Quawas , eds. Austin : University of Texas Press , 2017 . 239 pages. isbn 9781477313350 . Freedom without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions , Frances S. Hasso and Zakia...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 risk...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in Dreams. While both accounts evince laudable concern for the working class, neither is able to reconcile this concern with the presence of the slave/servant in the harem or the family home. I hope that as further research and translation integrates Arabic-language Moroccan novels into scholarly discourse...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 356–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., Ryzova draws on sources such as films, autobiographies, novels, photographs, and periodicals (especially advertisements) to produce a “‘thick’ description of the efendi, of vernacular modernity” (31). The second question is explored first, in chapter 2, which argues convincingly that the effendi...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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 about “women’s issues” that are ignored or shunned by all religio-po...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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...