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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2015
... am attentive to interiority and psychology in A Mountainous Journey , which I read to examine the writing of self in relation to intimates in Tuqan’s life. I examine Tuqan’s writing of life-as-journey and the protagonist’s struggle to articulate a self in a traumatic family context the author...
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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 November 2016) 12 (3): 453–454.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., the dissertation places British imperial literary culture in the nineteenth century alongside postcolonial writing by women, whether in the Caribbean (Dominica), South Asia (India), or the Middle East and North Africa (Jordan and Egypt). Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (1996), Arundhati Roy’s The God...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 291–295.
Published: 01 July 2016
... from each other in terms of time and place, the Turkish Halide Edip (1882–1964) and the Algerian Assia Djebar (1936–2015) wrote in surprisingly similar ways. They share a multicultural and multilingual education and position as writing subjects. As Muslim women writers in the modern literary world...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
... article argues that an autobiographical reading attentive to Fatima’s style, language, and technique reveals her to be al-Tahawy’s dramatized interpretation of her writing self and its aspirational potential. The novel demands such a reading because of its overt modeling of autobiographical agential...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 95–121.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in the anthropology of literature. Her articles on Arab women’s writing have appeared in journals and edited volumes. Her current research interests include Egyptian women’s literature as social discourse and Arabic language retention and processes of Americanization among Arab Americans...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 119–123.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2004. Pp. xiii, 242. ISBN 1566565111. Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora Persis M. Karim, ed. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2006. Pp. xxix, 349. ISBN...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 133–136.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Lynne Dahmen Women’s Writing and Muslim Societies: The Search for Dialogue, 1920 – Present , Gemie Sharif . Cardiff : University of Wales Press , 2013 . 194 pages. ISBN 100708325408 . Copyright © 2014 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2014...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 4–31.
Published: 01 July 2013
... symbolic value of the pen in Musa’s memoirs in order to understand how literate women in Musa’s day were read and how they wrote to establish themselves as subjects authorized to participate in intellectual life. Confrontations with the pen reverberate throughout the memoirs, demonstrating that writing, in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 354–355.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Mona L. Russell Composing Egypt: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870–1930 . Hoda Yousef . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2016 . 264 pages. isbn 9780804797115. Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 438–441.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Abdelkader Cheref Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices against Violence . Mehta Brinda J. . London : Routledge , 2014 . 292 pages. isbn 9780415730440. Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017 Right from the outset Brinda J. Mehta’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 53–82.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Ruth Barzilai-Lumbroso This paper discusses the study of Ottoman dynastic history through women’s writings, such as harem women’s personal letter correspondence, women’s harem memoirs and recollections, and foreign women travelers’ accounts, published in popular historical magazines in Turkey...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Orit Bashkin This essay examines representations of Iraqi women in the works of poets, novelists, and public intellectuals during the Hashemite period. Defining the functions of women in modern Muslim societies, Iraqi intellectuals sought inspiration in the writings of Egyptian and Turkish writers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 69–70.
Published: 01 March 2017
... commonplace to see women’s names alongside those of men on the lists of all major literary prizes for Arabic literature. Among Arab countries, Egypt has witnessed the largest production of feminist writings. Virtually unnoticed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, because they were writing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 233–234.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Brinda Mehta Editors’ Note: Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices against Violence won the African Literature Association’s 2016 Book of the Year Award for “its originality, meticulous research, detailed analysis, nuances, anti-essentialist negotiations of identity, thought-provoking...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 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 as a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan Slyomovics This essay traces the intertwined topics of collaboration and multisited ethnography in the writings of anthropologist Sondra Hale on Sudanese artists and art. Hale’s trajectories and movements in and out of Sudan traverse parallel, sometimes overlapping tracks with the artists she...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... homoerotic and heterotopic aspects of Ayyub’s writings, even if they mention his depictions of physical attraction between men. Rather than read these fictional texts as sociological studies of sexual sensibilities, the article assumes that they tapped into and reflected psychological and social dynamics in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the cultural and gendered significance of the analogy between the act of flight and the act of writing that Grossman advances in his epilogue. Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 mothers soldiers Hebrew literature David Grossman Israel’s 1982 war in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Blue Aubergine (1998) as representative of the New Age feminist writing of Jil al-Tisʾinaat. This antiestablishment form of feminism rebelled against the ideologies of previous movements. It distorted the conventional binaries, such as secular versus Islamic, and promoted hybridity. Finally, it...