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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Valerie Anishchenkova Abstract The generation of Egyptian writers and other culture makers whose creative work started to come out during the transformative 1990s produced new distinct discourses on identity, including those related to gender. This article closely examines Miral al-Tahawy’s novel...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Diya Abdo Abstract Readings of the Egyptian writer Miral al-Tahawy’s first novel, al-Khibaʾ (1996), typically view it as autobiographical, casting its first-person narrator Fatima as the author’s oppressed double. Equally dismissive, nonautobiographical readings cast her as passive “madwoman.” This...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Caroline Seymour-Jorn Abstract This article focuses on the Egyptian writer Miral al-Tahawy’s 1996 novel The Tent ( al-Khibāʾ ). This ethnographically informed novel sheds light on liminal, emotional, and imaginative aspects of social and personal life—those aspects that tend to be particularly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 453–454.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of Small Things (1997), Fadia Faqir’s Pillars of Salt (1996), and Miral al-Tahawy’s The Tent (1996) are placed alongside Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847) and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847). I consider “other” experiences of female madness by juxtaposing the Victorian madwoman...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 69–70.
Published: 01 March 2017
... for each other and publishing in women’s journals, Egyptian women today are writing in the mainstream. This volume features three articles about Egyptian women writers, Nawal El Saadawi, Miral al-Tahawy, and the 1990s generation to whom the latter belongs. Zimu Niu, Caroline Seymour-Jorn, and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2017
... introduces a themed section of three articles on Egyptian women writers. While each author zooms in on a different literary work—Zimu Niu on Nawal El Saadawi’s Circling Song , Valerie Anishchenkova on Miral al-Tahawy’s Blue Aubergine , and Caroline Seymour-Jorn on al-Tahawy’s Tent —all explore how these...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., “The female suffering body finally completes its journey from a silent, indeed absent, subject to a fully articulated and embodied agent” (97). Chapter 2 treats works by six female authors—Huyam Nuwaylati, Colette Khoury, Hanan al-Shaykh, Alia Mamdouh, Salwa Bakr, and Miral al-Tahawy—who also...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 219–221.
Published: 01 July 2017
... thus exemplifies the role that mobility can play in resistance to regimes of surveillance and regulation. Third, mobility can be a way for subaltern subjects to evade and challenge territorially ordered oppression, surveillance, and regulation. The articles by Diya Abdo on Miral al-Tahawy’s first...