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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 (2021) 17 (3): 462.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and its relation to the universe, often through quirky or satirical narratives. Her work exists in a perpetual state of surrealism and phantasmagoria, almost like a daydream come to life. Khalifa’s collages use antique photographs layered under digital graphics to combine kitsch, Orientalism, fantasy...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 287–293.
Published: 01 July 2021
... such categories highlights various artistic influences on her work, both in style and in theme, such as Francis Bacon and surrealism. Mokded’s use of rich browns and reds as well as her deployment of skeletal forms and unsettling imagery alludes to Bacon’s oeuvre, while her juxtaposition of incongruous objects...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 11247066.
Published: 18 April 2024
... civilizations, Nseir often employed mythology as an allegory for life and later worked in realism, expressionism, surrealism, and even abstraction, all while experimenting with various media and techniques. Nseir s artworks are experiments of line, color, and depth. She nds fragmentation and ssion in shapes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2018
... for expression of sexual and erotic excess deriving from Sufists’ physically passionate relationship to God (223–24). Surrealism, in turn, relies on eroticism to subvert bourgeois cultural forms and aesthetics. Habib Tengour’s ( 1981 , 79) “Le manifeste du surréalisme maghrébin” famously declared...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 181–185.
Published: 01 March 2017
... ; Duman Bilge 2011 ; Evrensel 2016b ; T24 2016 ). “Castration law has passed,” read a news title among the many seemingly surreal headlines in the post–coup attempt Turkey. The title was literal, and more. During the coup attempt and its aftermath, the law of the father was destabilized...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 109–115.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of “Tariq who died in good health and all his parts were new” (37). When his mother takes his corpse to the hospital, the staff turns her away because they do not handle cadavers, so she puts him in the refrigerator. Engaging the equally surreal world of Ghada Samman’s Beirut Nightmares , cooke writes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 124–143.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., like Persian readers, English-speaking readers can imagine, in each section, Munis’s consciousness-raising trips through death. In fact, the division of the sections eases the audience’s understanding of Munis’s surreal death, an important theme ignored by Talattof and Sharlet. Failure to translate...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 March 2014
... by drowning (and a series of suicides and violence), rape, human degradation and humiliation, again metaphors for colonialism. He mixes images of Victorian ladies, British generals, with dervishes and Hadendowa/Beja lore. The film is surreal in parts and, basi- cally...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2008
... student who described how, “to the sound of Mozart and Haydn, boys and girls talked of Sartre, Marx and Picasso; they discussed surrealism, socialism, existentialism, love and romance” (Kishtaini 1983, 140). Th e infl uence of left -leaning organizations, legal and illegal, be- came more...