Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women s Literature

Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women s Literature

114 The preceding comments show that the topic of mothers and daughters provides Arab women writers with a platform from which they can address many feminist concerns. As a literary theme, the mother-daughter relationship lends itself ...

Author: Dalya Abudi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004181144

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these family dynamics reflect and influence modern Arab life.
Categories: Social Science

Bildungsroman and the Arab Novel

Bildungsroman and the Arab Novel

43–50; Abudi, Dalya, Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women's Literature: The Family Frontier, Brill, Boston 2011, pp. 144–159. 3 al-Zayyat, Latifa, The Open Door, translated by Marilyn Booth, Hoopoe, Cairo and New York 2017.

Author: Maria Elena Paniconi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351357234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Through a close-reading of a corpus of novels featuring young protagonists in their path toward adulthood, the book shows how Bildungsroman impacted the formation of the Egyptian narrative. On a larger scale, the book helps the reader to understand the key role played by the coming of age novel in the definition and perception of modern Arab subjectivity. Exploring the role of Bildungsroman in shaping the canonical Egyptian novel, the book discusses the case of Zaynab by Muhammad Husayn Haykal (1913) as an example of early Arab Bildungsnarrative. It focuses on Latifa Zayyat’s masterpiece The Open Door and the novels of the 90es Generation, offering a gender-based analysis of the Egyptian Bildungsroman. It provides insightful readings about the function of the novel in women’s re-negotiation of social boundaries. The study shows how the stories of youth present universal themes such as the thwarted quest for love, the struggle for personal fulfilment, the desire to achieve a cultural modernity often felt as "other than self". The book is a journey in the Twentieth Century Egyptian Novel, seen through the lens of the transnational form of Bildungsroman. It is a key resource to students and academics interested in Arabic literature, comparative literature and cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Journal of Critical Studies in Language and Literature Vol 2 No 2 2021

Journal of Critical Studies in Language and Literature Vol  2  No  2  2021

In Tan's and Darraj's narratives, remembering becomes a vehicle of empowerment and agency to both mothers and daughters. Through postmemory strategy, memory becomes a constructing force that empowers the daughters of women immigrants.


Publisher: Global Talent Academy Ltd

ISBN: 9781008992894

Category: Art


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Journal of Critical Studies in Language and Literature (JCSLL) is a bimonthly double-blind peer-reviewed "Premier" open access journal that represents an interdisciplinary and critical forum for analysing and discussing the various dimensions in the interplay between language, literature, and translation. It locates at the intersection of disciplines including linguistics, discourse studies, stylistic analysis, linguistic analysis of literature, comparative literature, literary criticism, translation studies, literary translation and related areas. It focuses mainly on the empirically and critically founded research on the role of language, literature, and translation in all social processes and dynamics. Articles submitted to JCSLL should bring together critical theories and concepts and in-depth, empirical, language- and literary-oriented analysis. They have to be problem-oriented and rely on well-informed contemporary as well as historical contextualisation of the analysed texts and contexts. Methodologies can be qualitative, quantitative or mixed, but must in any case be systematic and anchored in relevant linguistic, literary, and translation disciplines.
Categories: Art

Arab Voices in Diaspora

Arab Voices in Diaspora

Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature Layla Maleh, Layla Al Maleh ... Rewriting the Harem Arab women's autobiographies in both Arabic and English recount daughters' strained relationships with mothers, situations that ...

Author: Layla Maleh

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042027183

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 491

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Arab Voices in Diaspora offers a wide-ranging overview and an insightful study of the field of anglophone Arab literature produced across the world. The first of its kind, it chronicles the development of this literature from its inception at the turn of the past century until the post 9/11 era. The book sheds light not only on the historical but also on the cultural and aesthetic value of this literary production, which has so far received little scholarly attention. It also seeks to place anglophone Arab literary works within the larger nomenclature of postcolonial, emerging, and ethnic literature, as it finds that the authors are haunted by the same 'hybrid', 'exilic', and 'diasporic' questions that have dogged their fellow postcolonialists. Issues of belonging, loyalty, and affinity are recognized and dealt with in the various essays, as are the various concerns involved in cultural and relational identification. The contributors to this volume come from different national backgrounds and share in examining the nuances of this emerging literature. Authors discussed include Elmaz Abinader, Diana Abu-Jaber, Leila Aboulela, Leila Ahmed, Rabih Alameddine, Edward Atiyah, Shaw Dallal, Ibrahim Fawal, Fadia Faqir, Khalil Gibran, Suheir Hammad, Loubna Haikal, Nada Awar Jarrar, Jad El Hage, Lawrence Joseph, Mohja Kahf, Jamal Mahjoub, Hisham Matar, Dunya Mikhail, Samia Serageldine, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ameen Rihani, Mona Simpson, Ahdaf Soueif, and Cecile Yazbak.Contributors: Victoria M. Abboud, Diya M. Abdo, Samaa Abdurraqib, Marta Cariello, Carol Fadda–Conrey, Cristina Garrigós, Lamia Hammad, Yasmeen Hanoosh, Waïl S. Hassan, Richard E. Hishmeh, Syrine Hout, Layla Al Maleh, Brinda J. Mehta, Dawn Mirapuri, Geoffrey P. Nash, Boulus Sarru, Fadia Fayez Suyoufie
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Arab Women Novelists

Arab Women Novelists

This confrontation often took the form of a rejection of the female body . ... declaring independence in this " feminist " stage of Arab women's literature , because mothers represent the daughter's own connections to traditional ways ...

Author: Joseph T. Zeidan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791421716

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 363

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This book assesses the contribution of women to the Arabic novel, both in subject matter and form. It begins by tracing the struggle over women's rights in the Arab world, particularly the gradual improvement in women's access to education--the first area in which women made significant gains. Subsequent chapters discuss Arab women writers' remarkable talents and determination to overcome the barriers of a male-dominated culture; survey the 1950s and 1960s, during which women's writing gained momentum and more women writers emerged; and address the shift in emphasis and attitude that women's literature underwent in the late 1960s, especially following the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, when women novelists began to place more stress on international politics. Zeidan adapts Western-based feminist literary theory to a discussion of Arab women's literature but refrains from imposing that theory inappropriately on literature whose context differs significantly. He compares the women's movements in Arab and Western cultures and the development of women's literature in those cultures, and uses these comparisons to highlight similarities and differences between them as well as to consider how one affected the other. His analysis culminates in the early 1980s--the end of the formative years--when women's writing had become a familiar part of Arabic literature in general and a positive reflection on the collective Arab consciousness.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Acting the Right Part

Acting the Right Part

In this regard , the Chinese tradition also echoes twentieth - century Arabic literary tradition , which depicts woman ... These literary daughters and mothers in urban China have no particular connection with female factory workers or ...

Author: Xiaomei Chen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824824830

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 484

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This title provides a cultural history of "huaju" (modern Chinese drama) from 1966 to 1996. It is situated both in the context of Chinese literary and cultural history and in the context of comparative drama and theatre, cultural studies and critical issues relevant to national theatre worldwide.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reclaiming Migrant Motherhood

Reclaiming Migrant Motherhood

Darraj concludes her narrative with Reema's interview of her mother, who advises her daughter, “Just shape the words ... of Arab American women protagonists that defy the orientalist stereotyping of Arab women as monolithic and silent.

Author: Maria D. Lombard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781666902068

Category: Motherhood

Page: 202

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Reclaiming Migrant Motherhood takes a critical look at the representations and lived experiences of migrant, refugee, and otherwise displaced mothers. This volume explores literature, film, and original ethnographic research about migrant motherhood through theoretical lenses including postcolonial theory, feminism, and critical refugee studies.
Categories: Motherhood

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

Mothers and Daughters in Medieval German Literature. ... Inspired by Arabic literature, the male love poetry of the Hebrew Golden Age in Spain (written by rabbis, philosophers, and communal leaders like Samuel ha-Nagid, Ibn Gabirol, ...

Author: Margaret C. Schaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135459673

Category: History

Page: 984

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From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages. A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas: · Art and Architecture · Countries, Realms, and Regions · Daily Life · Documentary Sources · Economics · Education and Learning · Gender and Sexuality · Historiography · Law · Literature · Medicine and Science · Music and Dance · Persons · Philosophy · Politics · Political Figures · Religion and Theology · Religious Figures · Social Organization and Status Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.
Categories: History

Arab Women s Lives Retold

Arab Women s Lives Retold

Examining a number of contemporary Arab women's various expressions of private and public experiences , this book ... mother , daughter , sister , and lover ; women's predicaments in societies that make a firm distinction between a ...

Author: Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815631472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Examining late twentieth-century autobiographical writing by Arab women novelists, poets, and artists, this anthology explores the ways in which Arab women have portrayed and created their identities within differing social environments. Even as the collection dismantles standard notions of Arab female subservience, the works presented here go well beyond the confines of those traditional boundaries. The book explores the many routes Arab women writers have taken to speak to each other, to their readers, and to the world at large. Drawing from a rich body of literature, the essays collectively attest to the surprisingly lively and committed roles Arab women play in varied geographic regions, at home and abroad. These recent writings assess how the interplay between individual, private, ethnic identity and the collective, public, global world of politics has impacted Arab women's rights.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Transmissions of Memory

Transmissions of Memory

The relationship between the maternal figure and the daughter-narrator cultural origins in transnational women's writing has been pointed out by several scholars, like Adalgisa Giorgio, “Writing the Mother-Daughter Relationship,” in ...

Author: Patrizia Sambuco

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781683931447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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The volume is divided into three sections: cultural transmissions, fractured memories, and nostalgia, to individuate through cultural products—films, poetry, fiction, architectural buildings, autobiographical writing, and social media—the dynamics of memory within Italian culture from World War II to the contemporary times.
Categories: Literary Criticism