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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Zora Kostadinova z.kostadinova.12@ucl.ac.uk Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer, and Poetry in Iran . Niloofar Haeri . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2020 224 pages. isbn 9781503601772. Copyright © 2023 by the Association for Middle East Women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 126.
Published: 01 March 2013
... GENDER STUDIES IS AWARDED TO Marlé Hammond FOR BEYOND ELEGY: CLASSICAL ARABIC WOMEN’S POETRY IN CONTEXT mn arlé Hammond’s Beyond Elegy: Classical Arabic Women’s Poetry Min Context...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 68–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
...J. Andrew Bush Abstract Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, this article tracks the imbrication of ordinary and mystical desire in the life of a Muslim man who disavows pietistic forms of ethical striving. It examines the way tropes of desire from Sufi poetry affect...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2023
... the flattening effects of modernization and female empowerment in the otherwise conservative society of Iran, these poets became staunch defenders of social realism and committed writing in the name of demystifying the hegemonic and defying the utilitarian. Their poetry was supportive of “revolutionary political...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 260–284.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Brinda J. Mehta Abstract This essay examines the poetry of the Francophone author Maram al-Masri, a diasporic feminist poet from Syria who has lived in exile in Paris since 1992. Elle va nue la liberté is an indictment of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and an ode to the creative resilience...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... challenging for the ethnographer to transmit in his or her writing about culture. I argue that we can read The Tent as ethnographically informed primarily because of the complex way in which al-Tahawy incorporates authentic poetry into the text and that this usage allows her to represent poetry...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 267–290.
Published: 01 November 2023
... herself, resulting in a self/other dichotomy. Surrealism, while frequently associated with early twentieth-century Europe, is a liberatory approach that stretches across global art, poetry, and literature. One of its primary objectives is to challenge accepted realities. This article argues that artworks...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., inspired generations of Iranian artists across a broad range of media. Since the 1979 revolution and the mass migration of Iranians out of Iran, Farrokhzad’s poetry has also found a home in America. Sung variously in opera and alternative rock, drama- tized in two stage adaptations, inscribed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 395–397.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Studies 2019 Focusing on the celebrated woman poet Mihrî Hatun (ca. 1460–1515), this book is a timely addition to early modern Ottoman literary history, which deploys gender as an analytic category. The introduction presents Mihrî Hatun and provides a literature review on Ottoman poetry...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 128–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
... interesting papers on better-known authors and genres. Chahanovich analyzed the recurrence of erotic scenes set during Muslim pilgrimage rituals in Umayyad poetry, while Foulon focused on sensuality in the poetry of the Andalusian Ibn Khafājah. More provocative were two presentations by Ignacio Gutiérrez de...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 453–457.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . Al-Bustani used artistic principles in his anticolonial resistance, but not to protect the sacredness of poetry from the stain of politics. After all, he was leading a chant of his poetry to protest British colonial politics in Palestine. His defense of poetry was his defense. Kanafani found...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of heterogeneity and vitality in a nationalist, militarist, and heteronormalizing setting that increasingly associated homosexuality with moral dissolution and backwardness. The formal atmosphere, performance of poetry, and self-aggrandizing and complacent speeches are central to the narrative arc. In Ayyub’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2015
... frequently after being deprived of school (50) and attempted it in response to her father’s insistent demand that she produce nationalist poetry (112). Her brother Ibrahim, himself a poet, playwright, and nationalist radio director, contributed to Tuqan’s informal education. She published individual poems...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 133–138.
Published: 01 November 2005
... defi nes her study of the female voice in Sufi musical performance as a “linguistic anthropological study of discourse and poetry used in devotional settings” (xviii). Despite her claim that she does “not try to fi t this book into any theoretical frame,” she does employ two...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2008
... by historians of the Hashemite period, namely, works of prose fi ction and poetry as well as essays by public intellectuals. I therefore study works of canonic poets and novelists that assumed a prominent role in the print market and whose importance was oft en undermined by Ba‘thi historiogra- phy...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 122–125.
Published: 01 July 2007
...- BOOK REVIEWS  123 ries of prisoners and subjects of torture that have been muted are now being articulated through personal testimony, performance, and poetry. Th rough fi eldwork done over two years, interviewing former subjects of prison torture and examining their diaries, books...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 116.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ellen McLarney On the head is written a fragment of a Rumi poem: “Love is found in every religion, but love itself has no religion.” Is it an image of Rumi in his turban? Or is it a young woman in a headscarf, adorned in color? They are one, perhaps, joined by the poetry etched into the pattern...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 1.
Published: 01 March 2016
... with words, illustrated poetry with images, and wrapped all she has done in the cellophane of ideas. Her political commitments, shaped by the persisting tragedy in her beloved Lebanon, inform everything she creates, and our cover is a fine example. In “Exploring Third Space in the Beirut Decentrists’ Texts...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... perspectives, as most famously depicted in the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. 2 While portrayals of prostitution in Arabic literature are not unique to this period, the prostitute’s increasingly frequent appearance in modern Iraqi prose and poetry signaled a shift in social consciousness. This shift can...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 123–124.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and opinion pieces in Arabic, Hebrew, and English and has published four volumes of Arabic poetry and literature. Since 2006 she has been frequently published in the prestigious literature magazine al-Adab (Beirut). In 2005, she was com- missioned to write original poetry for the Washington, DC...