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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 422–424.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ghenwa Hayek Writing Beirut: Mappings of the City in the Modern Arabic Novel . Aghacy Samira . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2015 . 206 pages. isbn 9780748696246 Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 Samira Aghacy’s Writing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 120–122.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Ferial J. Ghazoul Children of the New World: A Novel of the Algerian War , Djebar Assia . Translated from the French by Jager Marjolijn de . Afterword by Clarisse Zimra. New York : The Feminist Press , 2005 . Pp. 224. ISBN 1558615105 . Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Evelyne Accad Gender, Nation, and the Arabic Novel: Egypt, 1892–2008 , Elsadda Hoda . Syracuse : Syracuse University Press , 2012 . 261 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8156-3296-2 . Copyright © 2014 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2014 126  mn  Journal of Middle East women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 95–97.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Renée Michelle Ragin Feminism and Avant-Garde Aesthetics in the Levantine Novel . Kifah Hanna . New York : Palgrave MacMillan , 2016 . 198 pages. isbn 9781137548702. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 Kifah Hanna’s Feminism and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 98–100.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Nima Naghibi Last Scene Underground: An Ethnographic Novel of Iran . Roxanne Varzi . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2016 . 263 pages. isbn 9780804796880. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 Last Scene Underground draws...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 58–79.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Shirin Edwin This article examines the tenor of Islamic spirituality in Leila Aboulela’s The Translator (1999). By contrasting my analysis with those studies that lay excessive emphasis on the novel as symbolic of an East versus West theory, as well as a conflict between colonial and postcolonial...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 July 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 (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 22–47.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Kamran Rastegar A comparative study of Liana Badr’s The Eye of the Mirror and Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India shows that these two novels present intriguingly similar feminist frameworks through which the traumas of war and communal violence may be addressed. They do so by erasing the distinction...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 32–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Erdağ Göknar This essay compares and contrasts Turkish author Halide Edib’s novel The Shirt of Flame (Duffield & Company, 1921) to the second volume of her memoirs, The Turkish Ordeal (The Century Company, 1928). Both texts have female protagonists and parallel plots and take place during the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 80–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Anne-Marie McManus Why do novels and studies originating in the United States and Europe sympathetically depict Middle Eastern women who commit or support forms of violence identified as terrorist? This article draws on scholarship on cosmopolitanism and the sentimental novel, as well as on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Ian Campbell Abstract This article extends critical analysis of Fatima Mernissi’s 1995 semiautobiographical Dreams of Trespass to Fatima al-Rawi’s 1967 novel, Tomorrow We’ll Get Our Land Back ( Ghadan tatabadal al- ʾ ard ), which shares with Dreams the trope of Moroccan women imprisoned by...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the other, this rupture of dominant ideologies opens up new ways of thinking about identity but may also end with those disruptions being suppressed and crushed. This article uses Layoun’s ideas to inform a close reading of two recent novels written in Arabic, both of which depict Muslim-Jewish...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 November 2016
...’ mothers in Israeli public life changed since the 1982 Lebanon War? At the center of the discussion is David Grossman’s novel To the End of the Land (2008). I argue that the author posits “the flight from bad tidings” as both a maternal strategy and the author’s psychopoetic strategy. This article examines...
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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 March 2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with former militiamen from the Lebanese press, an autobiographical novel, and a play about the war, this paper examines the link between debates about memory and responsibility on one hand, and contentions over norms of masculine behavior on the other. The texts suggest that some Lebanese artists...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Ghada Mourad Abstract This article examines how the Moroccan Francophone writer Mohamed Leftah negotiates a decolonized modernity in his novel Le dernier combat du Captain Niʿmat (2011). This understanding of decolonization is based on Abdelkebir Khatibi’s pensée-autre , a mode of thinking that...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and translator in the North American mahjar (Arab diaspora). A discussion of Karam’s novel, Fatima al-Badawiyya ( Fatima the Bedouin ), published in New York City in 1909, explores the author’s engagement with gender politics within a hybridized cultural space. Such attention also reveals the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 346–348.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and make a French novel seem more exotic? How can a French text speak Arabic?” (ix–x). These questions inform Hartman’s analysis as she examines eight novels written in French by Lebanese women writers from 1933 to 2003. This seventy-year period witnessed different evolutions of the Lebanese novel at...