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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Wisam Khalid Abdul-Jabbar Abstract This article explores Zainab Salbi’s autobiography, Between Two Worlds ( 2005 ), using a Lacanian analysis. The Lacanian reading of the early Mirror Stage of ego formation can be extended to better understand Salbi’s narration of her childhood and how this world...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Noha F. Abdelmotagally Abstract The 1985 autobiography of the Palestinian poet Fadwa Tuqan (1917–2003), Rihla Jabaliyya, Rihla Saʿba: Sira Dhatiyya , translated into English as A Mountainous Journey: A Poet’s Autobiography (1990), has been studied in diverse critical works. Unlike most scholars, I...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Ariel M. Sheetrit Abstract This article presents an analysis of the Moroccan writer Leila Abouzeid’s Rujuʿ ila al-tufula ( 1993 ; Return to Childhood: The Memoir of a Modern Moroccan Woman , 1998) through the prism of relational theories of autobiography. It exposes narrative strategies of voice...
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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 July 2015) 11 (2): 233–234.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Tehran is experienced by some women in psychoanalysis)? In the articles on autobiographies in this issue, I wondered about skin as the package of the embodied relational self, discussed in different ways by Ariel M. Sheetrit and Noha F. Abdelmotagally. Skin is also a surface of interiority and a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 69–70.
Published: 01 March 2017
... between fiction, tribal poetry, and autobiography, presents “the physical, cultural, and spiritual texture of everyday life in a Bedouin household.” Anishchenkova also reads al-Tahawy, in this case Blue Aubergine (1998). She claims that this hybrid, polyphonic, and intertextual novel represents the “New...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 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 (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 354–355.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... They entered the masculine space of publishing by participating in the women’s press and by issuing poetry and autobiographies. Yousef examines two technologies that impacted literacy and consumption: the postal service and the telegraph. While these two institutions in Egypt have been examined...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 291–295.
Published: 01 July 2016
... India. The couple returned to their country only after Atatürk’s death in 1938. Edip wrote her autobiography, focused on the silenced voices of the Turkish nation, in English in response to Atatürk’s Nutuk (see also Adıvar 2007 ). Coming from a Mevlevi Sufi family, she was sympathetic to the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 114–117.
Published: 01 July 2008
... autobiography, semi-autobio- graphical fi ction and meditations on how human behavior is distorted by war, cunningly woven together by one central story that seems to come directly from the author’s childhood” (10–11). Leaving Beirut iiss a collection of essays that Lebanese author, Mai...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 131–133.
Published: 01 November 2014
... by training, wades more explicitly into the waters of cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and the study of travel writing as she tackles a corpus of 100 texts by women writers. She sets out to explore cross-cultural transfer, its successes and failures, as seen through autobiographies...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 July 2013
... her time when she decided to write her autobiography. Asserting her empowered sense of self, Musa penned a personal story enmeshed in the collective history of her nation. This is what the famous Turkish warrior and nationalist Halide Edib Adıvar also did. In his fascinating...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... students such as David Naggar remember Ayyub as a hot-tempered progressive teacher who was always ready to stand up and even physically fight for his beliefs. In his autobiography, later published in Israel in Hebrew, Naggar recalls how Ayyub’s Muslim and Jewish students saw him as a role model, respected...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... ), emphasized the importance of autobiography: “Having analyzed some of the literary production in novels and poetry of the Egyptian 1990s generation . . . I discovered that its central feature, equally for men and women authors, was that in writing they heavily relied on the experiences of their personal self...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., at the same time, often struggles 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 453–457.
Published: 01 November 2017
... dominant institutions by using prison memoirs, novels, short stories, autobiographies, personal letters, poetry, and cinema from Lebanon, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Guatemala, El Salvador, Kenya, Cuba, and other countries. She persistently challenged the arrogant certainty of imperial and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 111–114.
Published: 01 July 2008
... 9780863566769. Reviewed by Zeina Zaatari, Global Fund for Women Th e Foreword by Maggie Gee describes Leaving Beirut as “a subtle and profound book, a fascinating mixture of autobiography, semi-autobio- graphical fi ction and meditations on how human behavior is distorted by...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 97–100.
Published: 01 March 2009
... specter of “green fascism.” Amara’s book is neither an autobiography—one learns only the basics of her life—nor a scholarly text—her evidence of deteriorating gender relations is almost entirely anecdotal, with no engagement with relevant social-scientifi c literature. It is, rather, a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 133–136.
Published: 01 November 2014
... study of travel writing as she tackles a corpus of 100 texts by women writers. She sets out to explore cross-cultural transfer, its successes and failures, as seen through autobiographies, travel writings, and memoirs written by women who engage with questions of identity, culture, and women’s...
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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...