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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 1. From Rama Duwaji’s graphic novel Razor Burn . Used by permission of the artist. Figure 1. From Rama Duwaji’s graphic novel Razor Burn. Used by permission of the artist. More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (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 In many chapters, Writing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2019) 15 (1): 98–100.
Published: 01 March 2019
... creative work. Varzi’s novel does raise, however, some unanswered questions that could be addressed through further character development. For example, what is the significance of Leili’s Christian background? Why draw attention to it if not to reinscribe notions about the superiority of Christianity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 120–122.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Ferial J. Ghazoul 120  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES Children of the New World: A Novel of the Algerian War Assia Djebar. Translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager. Aft erword by Cla- risse Zimra. New York: Th e Feminist Press...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 307–325.
Published: 01 November 2020
... novel, The Horrible Tehran , by Murtiza Mushfiq Kazimi. Associating prostitution with economic corruption, political and administrative decay, and religious hypocrisy, Iranian male writers directed their attention toward representing the sexually wayward woman. By scrutinizing the image of the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 286–306.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Erin Twohig Abstract This article questions the conventional wisdom that Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s Dhakirat al-jasad was the first Arabic-language novel written by an Algerian woman. Published more than a decade earlier, Zhor Wanisi’s novel Min yawmiyat mudarrisa hurra received less critical attention...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2020) 16 (2): 124–143.
Published: 01 July 2020
... novels demands an approach that discusses feminism, language, and translation as interrelated. This article analyzes issues introduced in the translation of Savushun and Women without Men where translation choices have an impact on important elements of the original novels. By revealing how translation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 245–263.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Olivia Landry Abstract Hop-Çiki-Yaya Polisiyesi is a Turkish crime novel series by Mehmet Murat Somer that appeared between 2003 and 2004. The series is set in the trans world of Istanbul, and the hero/heroine is a gender-nonbinary sleuth. The present essay explores the paradox at the heart of this...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Sara Salem Abstract This article explores the television adaptation of Sonallah Ibrahim’s novel Zaat , arguing that the series provides us with an interesting representation of the various ways in which national projects in Egypt are gendered. It adds to feminist debates around nationalism...
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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 (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 (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 (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...