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Trials of Arab Modernity Literary Affects and the New Political

ISBN13:

9780823251728

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ISBN10:
0823251721
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/1/2013
Publisher(s):
Fordham University Press
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Summary

Challenging prevalent conceptualizations of modernity--which treat it either as a Western ideology imposed by colonialism or as a universal narrative of progress and innovation--this study instead offers close readings of the simultaneous performances and contestations of modernity staged in works by authors such as Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Tayeb Salih, Hanan al-Shaykh, Hamdi Abu Golayyel, and Ahmad Alaidy. In dialogue with affect theory, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis, the book reveals these trials to be a violent and ongoing confrontation with and within modernity. In pointed and witty prose, El-Ariss bridges the gap between Nahda (the so-called Arab project of Enlightenment) and postcolonial and postmodern fiction.

Author Biography


Tarek El-Ariss is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin.


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