Alif 35: New Paradigms in the Study of Modern "Middle Eastern" Literatures (Paperback)

Alif 35: New Paradigms in the Study of Modern
By Amy Motlagh (Editor)
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Vernacular poetry and folktales, standardized Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, as well as literary works by Middle Easterners in different European languages offer a complex regional literary field. While comparative work among the "classical" traditions of these literatures is undertaken without comment, scholarship on their modern traditions is suspended between the exigencies of imperialism, nationalism, and academic parochialism. This issue of Alif is devoted to the exploration of those persistent ties and affinities, as well as to the attempt to recover and discover new or enduring linkages between literatures, languages, and cultures in a world where they are largely forgotten or wilfully ignored.

About the Author

Amy Motlagh is an associate professor and currently the director of graduate studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789774167034
ISBN-10: 9774167031
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication Date: November 20th, 2015
Pages: 500
Language: English