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Trials of Arab modernity : literary affects and the new political

El-Ariss, Tarek

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ISBN 10: 0823251721 / ISBN 13: 9780823251728
Published by Fordham University Press, New York, 2013
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Title: Trials of Arab modernity : literary affects ...

Publisher: Fordham University Press, New York

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

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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.

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

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