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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... totalitarian threat” for the twenty-first century, as evidenced by such proclamations as the 2006 Euston Manifesto (“For a Renewal of Progressive Politics”). This discourse employs different names—“Islamofascism,” “Islamic totalitarianism”—but each signifies a tentacular threat to liberal democracy across...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
... that narratives of the nation-state ( devlet ), bound to the secularization thesis, have often been contested by Ottoman, Islamic, and Sufi contexts (signifying din ). I argue that the unresolved opposition between the secular, material narratives of devlet and the sacred, redemptive narratives of din...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Journey . New York: Farrar, 1999 . Ahmed , Leila . Women and Gender in Islam: The Historical Roots of a Modern Debate . New Haven: Yale UP, 1992 . Barlas , Asma . “Believing Women” in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an . Austin: U of Texas P, 2002...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of Morey's claims—that Islamophobia reveals more about the West than it does about Islam and Muslims and that this is visible in novels, that novels can be caught in the contradictions of liberal humanism even as they critique Islamophobia, that novelistic polyphony can reveal the ambivalences...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to authorial freedom and responsibility. In an interview with Rushdie the day before the UK publication of the novel in September 1988, the interviewer, commenting that the book is in part “a fable about Islam,” asks Rushdie, “Isn’t there a risk that your readers won’t know about Islam?” Rushdie...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
... by this turbulent reception, however, has tended to eclipse the specific historical contexts from which The Satanic Verses emerged, since the elements of extremism that the novel portrays are now read as a matter of course through the lenses of contemporary Islamic fundamentalism. As this essay will show...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of Islamic Modernities.” Daedalus 129 . 1 ( 2000 ): 91 – 117 . Gürbilek Nurdan . Vitrinde Yaşamak: 1980'lerin Kültürel İklimi . İstanbul : Metis Yayınları , 1992 . Gürle Meltem . “Wandering on the Peripheries: The Turkish Novelistic Hero as Beautiful Soul.” Journal of Modern...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 467–469.
Published: 01 November 2021
... through which this body of literature is often mediated” (165). The Literary Qur'an is a book for scholars of contemporary Arab literature, especially the novel. It is not written for scholars of other literatures and certainly not for the general reader. Although El Shakry explains Arabo-Islamic...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... wars, technological hyperconnectivity, the excesses of liquid capitalism, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism” (85). She argues cogently that while Ghostwritten “disturbs the assumption of a flat global readership” and refuses to provide “a known world of otherness” to the anglophone reader...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 320–341.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the Almoravids-the Berber dynasty that ruled North Africa and Andalusia from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries-for a publishing house that is currently editing a collection on medieval Islam. We are told that he will compose this history by following the peregrinations of Ibn Toumert, the leader...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 359–363.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of an intersubjective state” (154). One cannot help feeling that Neuman has left himself little space in which to do justice to what it is, exactly, about Atonement' s texture that enriches the novel's formal enactment of the appeal to impossible redemption McEwan plots. The final chapter, “Reading Islam,” offers...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Democracy in What State? New York : Columbia UP , 2012 . Ahmed Sara . The Promise of Happiness . Durham : Duke UP , 2010 . Asad Talal . Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity . Stanford : Stanford UP , 2003 . Balibar Étienne Wallerstein Immanuel...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
...; but they had no guns with them, only swords. One man got up and standing on the pulpit shamed the people, saying that they would all die one day, but it was better to die like men, fighting for their country and Islam. His words still rang in Mir Nihal’s ears:  . . .  They unsheathed...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... by Barbara Becker in the Huffington Post, apparently channeling American Islamic Congress statements (the AIC had funded the project): ‘‘With the aim of disseminating infor- mation about nonviolent protest to the semi-literate, the group [FOR] decided upon the quick-to-grasp comic book format Ziada...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2000
... centrality to a surprising variety of writers' meditations on the role of commerce in defining the nation and in governing an empire. In the section featuring the second kind of tropicalization, levantinizations, the author shows eighteenth-century writers regarding European and Islamic cultures...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., Islam, Modernity . Stanford : Stanford UP , 2003 . Banville John . “A Day in the Life.” New York Review of Books 26 May 2005 < http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2005/may/26/a-day-in-the-life/ >. Barthes Roland . “From Science to Literature.” The Rustle...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 494–498.
Published: 01 November 2021
... it, “the temporal urgency of both journalistic writing and the pamphlet is subsumed into the degenerative realist novel” (122). The temporality of these novels is “real time”—stories unfolding in the moment itself, as manifested, spectacularly, in Houellebecq's Submission , a tale of an Islamic takeover...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 244–263.
Published: 01 November 2008
... UP, 1956 . Omri , Mohamed-Salah . Nationalism, Islam and World Literature: Sites of Confluence in the Writings of Mahmud al-Mas’adi . London: Routledge, 2006 . Omri , Mohamed-Salah . “There is a Jahiz for every age’: Narrative Construction and Intertextuality in al-Hamadhani’s...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
...: Ganesh had been working for a powerful Hindu guru, and right before Ganesh died, he unwittingly assisted Guru-ji in smuggling a nuclear bomb into Mumbai. Guru-ji plans to detonate the weapon in the middle of the city and blame it on a fake Islamic fundamentalist group, the Hizbuddeen (Army...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1993 . Atwood Margaret . The Handmaid's Tale . 1985 . New York : Anchor , 1998 . ———. “An Interview with Margaret Atwood on Her Novel The Handmaid's Tale.” The Handmaid's Tale . 1985...