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  • Urban Space in Contemporary Egyptian Literatureby Mara Naaman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This book is an examination of how the space of the downtown served dual purposes as both a symbol of colonial influence and capital in Egypt, as well as a staging ground for the demonstrations of the Egyptian nationalist movement. It is through the lens of literature, in this case a body of texts that form an archive on the downtown, that one is able... more...

  • Cosmopolitical Claimsby B. Venkat Mani

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Cosmopolitical Claims is a profoundly original study of the works of Sten Nadonly, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Feridun Zaimoglu, and 2006 Nobel prize in literature recipient Orhan Pamuk. Rather than using the proverbial hyphen in ?Turkish-German? to indicate a culture caught between two nations, Venkat Mani is interested in how Turkish-German literature engages... more...

  • Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writingby Jonathan P.A. Sell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Choose ten major contemporary diasporic writers (from Abdulrazak to Zadie), ask ten leading authorities to write about their use of metaphor, and this is the result: a timely reassertion of metaphor's unrivalled capacity to encompass sameness and difference and create understanding and empathy across boundaries of nationality, race and ethnicity. more...

  • The [European] Other in Medieval Arabic Literature and Cultureby Nizar F. Hermes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Contrary to the monolithic impression left by postcolonial theories of Orientalism, the book makes the case that Orientals did not exist solely to be gazed at. Hermes shows that there was no shortage of medieval Muslims who cast curious eyes towards the European Other and that more than a handful of them were interested in Europe. more...

  • Europe's Languages on England's Stages, 1590–1620by Marianne Montgomery

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    Exploring issues of culture and performance raised by presentations of European languages-Welsh, French, Dutch, Spanish, Irish and Latin-on the stage, this book treats sound and performance as essential to understanding what these languages meant in the English theatre. It contributes to our emerging sense of how local identities and global knowledge... more...

  • Gender, Sex, and the Cityby Ruth Vanita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by afemale speaker and a focus on women's lives,and shows how it becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal. more...

  • Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imaginationby Ihab Saloul

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses central concepts to debates over Palestinian identity such as nostalgia and trauma, notions of home and forced travel, identity as representationally performative, and post-memory and geopolitical continuity of loss of place in the everyday. more...

  • Sirat Antara – the Manuscript from the University Library in Wroclaw, Polandby Anna Nawolska

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The Sirat Antara was an eighteenth century manuscript discovered by Anna Nawolska in the Manuscripts Department of Wroclaw University, Poland, which Nawolska translated from Arabic into English. Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi was a sixth century pre-Islamic poet, knight, and hero. The Sirat Antara is the fifth incomplete volume of the chivalric epic that... more...

  • Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writingby Rehana Ahmed; Peter Morey; Amina Yaqin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    Fiction by writers of Muslim background forms one of the most diverse, vibrant and high-profile corpora of work being produced today - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies in the 1980s, to that of a new generation including Mohsin Hamid, Nadeem Aslam and Kamila Shamsie.... more...

  • Judah Abrabanel's Philosophy of Love and Kabbalahby Andrew L Gluck

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 209.95

    This book shows how Judah Abrabanel’s writings are philosophical, and not merely religious. It examines the Renaissance belief that Love should know more than Wisdom, which is something Abrabanel taught. The ultimate mystical union with God for Abrabanel is beneficence towards one’s fellow human beings. His view is that love is the affirmation... more...