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  • Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Cultureby Basuli Deb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria, and South Africa. It draws... more...

  • The Star, the Cross, and the Crescentby Carine Bourget

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 33.99

    The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent examines how Francophone writers from the Maghreb and the Near East represent the intertwining of religion and politics in various disputes, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanese and Algerian civil wars, the affair of the Muslim headscarf in France, and 9/11. It analyzes fiction, films, comic books,... more...

  • Die Zensurgeschichte der Türkeiby Nihal Kubilay Pinar

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 24.56

    Zwischen der Habsburgermonarchie und dem Osmanischen Reich herrschten zeitweise intensive diplomatische Kontakte und Handelsbeziehungen. Was man dagegen vergeblich suchte, war der kulturelle und wissenschaftliche Austausch. Das Reich kehrte dem Westen auf ähnliche Weise den Rücken wie heute die EU der Türkei. Dass es westliche Werke unter osmanischen... more...

  • Classical Arabic Storiesby Salma Khadra Jayyusi

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Short fiction was an immensely popular art in the medieval and premodern Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting the tenets of classical Islam. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and suggests the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. The only... more...

  • Zeit und Gottby Georges Tamer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    This work deals with concepts of time in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and in the Koran, placing them in relation to Hellenistic conceptions of time in Late Antique poetry. The analysis shows that just as in the much earlier field of Greek poetry, so too in Old Arabic verse time is seen as an inescapable power. The Arabic concept for endless time, dahr,... more...

  • Temptation, Responsibility and Loss in Tha'labi'sby Marianna Klar

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Al-Tha?labi was a renowned Qur?anic scholar of the fifth/eleventh century, and his ?Ara?is al-majalis is arguably the finest and most widely consulted example of the Islamic qisas al-anbiya? genre. Drawing on primary Arabic sources, Klar applies modern critical methods in order to explore the nature of al-Tha?labi?s ?Ara'is al-majalis within... more...

  • Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Artby Nadia G. Yaqub

    BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00

    Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings, this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...

  • Counterrealism and Indo-Anglian Fictionby Chelva Kanaganayakam

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    What do R.K. Narayan, G.V. Desani, Anita Desai, Zulfikar Ghose, Suniti Namjoshi, and Salman Rushdie have in common? They represent Indian writing in English over five decades. Vilified by many cultural nationalists for not writing in native languages, they nonetheless present a critique of the historical and cultural conditions that promoted... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literatureby Robert Spencer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking. more...

  • Islam in the Eastern African Novelby Emad Mirmotahari

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Islam in the Eastern African Novel offers an idiosyncratic perspective on the sub-Saharan African novel. Mirmotahari argues that Islam is not an incidental factor in the novels of Vassanji Gurnah and Farah, but a central organizing presence that generates new conceptual questions and demands new critical frameworks with which to approach categories... more...