publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Against the Flow: Impassive Modernism in Arabic and Hebrew Literatures

Alon, Shir;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Against the Flow: Impassive Modernism in Arabic and Hebrew Literatures elaborates two interventions in contemporary studies of Middle Eastern Literatures, Global Modernisms, and Comparative Literature: First, the dissertation elaborates a comparative framework to read twentieth century Arabic and Hebrew literatures side by side and in conversation, as two literary cultures sharing, beyond a contemporary reality of enmity and separation, a narrative of transition to modernity. The works analyzed in the dissertation, hailing from Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, and Tunisia, emerge against the Hebrew and Arabic cultural and national renaissance movements, and th...
Subjects
free text keywords: Comparative literature, Middle Eastern literature, Arabic Literature, Global Modernisms, Hebrew Literature, Impassivity, Stasis
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