Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-08-31
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Author Biography

Valerie Anishchenkova received her PhD and MA in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan and MA in Oriental and African Studies from St. Petersburg State University (Russia). Her research areas include Arabic literature and film, identity studies, sexuality studies, and cultural discourses on war. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in Arabic Literature and Film and Director of Arabic Programs at the University of Maryland.

Table of Contents

List of Transliterated Names

Introduction: Writing Arab Selfhood: From Taha Hussayn To Bloggers

1. Autobiography and Nation-Building: Constructing Personal Identity in the Postcolonial World

2. Writing Selves on Bodies

3. Mapping Autobiographical Subjectivity in the Age of Multiculturalism

4. Visions of Self: Filming Autobiographical Subjectivity

5. What Does My Avatar Say About Me? Autobiographical Cyber-Writing and Post-Modern Identity

Conclusion: Arab Autobiography in the 21st Century


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