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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Robyn Creswell In “Embargoed Literature,” an essay written twenty-five years ago, Edward W. Said noted that “of all the major world literatures, Arabic remains relatively unknown and unread in the West.” How is it that one of the world’s great literary corpuses, as rich as those of classical Greek...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 91–92.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Roger Allen Copyright © 1989 by the Project For Transnational Cultural Studies 1989 Naguib Mahfouz: Nobel Laureate Roger Allen Naguib Mahfouz, the 1988 Nobel Laureate in Literature, is the first Arab author ever to win the Nobel Prize. A Western cultural institution has...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Elliott Colla © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Elliott Colla teaches comparative literature at Brown University. He recently completed a book manuscript entitled “Conflicted Antiquities,” which is a study of the figures of Egyptian antiquities in classical Arabic literature, European...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
... or cyni- cism than as an incitement to poetic insurgency.6 Above all, Arab poets have 5. In an important essay on Arabic literature after 1948, Edward W. Said drew attention to the significance and magnitude...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of a creative vitality that expresses the desire for an outside of the hegemony of power.” While they are writing in reference to the Arab Spring, these ideas speak to a more generalized sense of the role of self-archiving within a contemporary movement as it unfolds. They continue: “We saw how every minute...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 629–641.
Published: 01 September 2002
... A. Klein, “Social and Economic Factors in the Muslim Revolution in Senegambia,” Journal of African History 13 (1972): 419–41. 9. See John O. Hunwick and R. S. O’Fahey, eds., Arabic Literature of Africa, vol. 1, The Writings of Eastern Sudanic Africa to ca. 1900, comp. O’Fahey (Leiden: E. J. Brill...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2002
... that this “international” anthology relies upon a white gay American to contribute an article on gays in the Arab and Muslim worlds. 5. Wockner, “Homosexuality,” 116. 6. Because most of this literature deals with male homosexuality, my comments are likewise con- cerned primarily with that issue. 7. Mark Unger...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 433–459.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... 43. See Franz Rosenthal, Humor in Early Islam (Leiden: Brill, 1956), 4. 44. Cook, Forbidding Wrong in Islam, 100. 45. According to Rosenthal, a large number of humorous tales from Arabic literature are collected by René Basset...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 333–361.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Yasmin Moll Egyptian translators working at Iqraa—the world’s first Islamic television channel—use a variety of strategies in subtitling Arabic-language preaching programs into English. These translators see their task as twofold: to act as “cultural mediators” responsible for countering perceived...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 219–230.
Published: 01 January 1993
... Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literature Cited Basu , Tapan , Pradip Datta, Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar, and Sambuddha Sen. 1993 . Khaki Shorts and Saffron Flags: A Critique of the Hindu Right . Hyderabad: Orient-Longman. Fischer , Michael M. J. 1980...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., between loud and repetitive popular dabke rhythms and global cosmopolitan aesthetics. Moreover, they create a shared intimacy between Arab and non-Arab audiences, building political solidarity on collective participation in dance music. This article aims to contribute to the literature on the politics...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Susan Slyomovics Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The first newspaper in the Arab world, Courier de I’Egypte, was printed by Napoleon in 1798 for the French expeditionary forces in Egypt. The first Arabic-language newspaper, JurnaZ al-lraq, was the official organ...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 339–343.
Published: 01 May 1993
.... But it was clear that both Mambety and Attia belonged to a new era of African and Arab cinema; one marked by quality films, stars, professional producers, and festival organizers. Let us hope that Ouagadougou will reciprocate. Manthia Diawara teaches comparative literatures and is director of the Africana...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., qualifying Arabism as a force that can only aggravate the region’s misfortunes, in Considérations sur le malheur arabe (Thoughts on Arab Misfortune) (Paris: Actes Sud, 2004), 88. See also Majid, 3An rabı¯a3 bayru¯t, 79 – 80. 18. Jacques Rancière, “The Politics of Literature,” SubStance 33 (2004): 14...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2001
... onto a series of questions that link postcolonial literature to the project of articulating an understanding of history when that history is irretrievably marked by imperialist intervention. The problem first posed by Fanon remains a question...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 215–216.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of Hindu political fundamentalism. Nouri Gana is an assistant professor of comparative literature and of Near Eastern languages and cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is com- pleting a book, tentatively titled “Arab Melancholia,” about the affective politics of Arab...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (3): 597–605.
Published: 01 September 1994
... Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Literature Cited Habermas , Jürgen . [ 1962 ] 1991. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. Cambridge: MIT press. Lee , Leo Ou-fan . 1993 . “Critical Spaces: The Construction of Cultural Criticism in Modern China...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (3): 493–513.
Published: 01 September 1993
... university, takes the religious leader to task for remaining silent about Egypt’s participation in the Miss Universe Pageant. He notes sarcastically 14. The literature on the Islamic movements around the Arab world is vast. Some important studies are Dessouki (1982), Ibrahim (1980), Kepel (1985...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 623–642.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that above a certain level of national wealth, most countries became democratic, or at least were unlikely to become undemocratic. But the oil- producing countries of the Gulf were an exception to this pattern. I was asked to discuss whether something about “Arab culture” might explain this anomaly...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 161–183.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Marwan M. Kraidy This essay grapples with Arab celebrity as an overtly political, inherently transnational phenomenon and explores how revolutionary celebrity may expand our understanding of celebrity writ large. Through the prism of a media battle between the singer Assala and the Assad regime...
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