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Egypt awakening in the early twentieth century [electronic resource] : Mayy Ziyadah's intellectual circles /
Boutheina Khaldi.
edition
First edition.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
237 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780230340862
format(s)
Book
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series title
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
9780230340862
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
"Through her detailed study of Mayy Ziyādah's literary salon, Boutheina Khaldi sheds light on salon and epistolary culture in early twentieth-century Egypt and its role in Egypt's Nahdah (Awakening). Bringing together history, women's studies, Arabic literature, post-colonial literature, and media studies, she highlights the important and previously little-discussed contribution of Arabic women to the modernity project"--
catalogue key
11572393
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-228) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Boutheina Khaldi is an assistant professor of Arabic and Translation Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Her research focuses on women's literary salons in Arabic, English, French, and Persian; classical and modern Arabic literature in translation; postcolonial literature; women's literary production in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France and England; and women's biographies. She has published a number of articles and co-edited three books, Al-Adab al-'Arabi al-Hadith: Mukhtarat, Al-WafifiTurathal-'Arabal-Thaqafi, and Turathal-'Arabal-Ma'rifi.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"In writing this book about Mayy Ziyadah and her early twentieth-century Cairo salon that for the first time brought together the male and female literati of the Arab world, Boutheina Khaldi has contributed a crucial missing element in the construction of the modern Arabic literary canon." - Miriam Cooke, professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
"In writing this book about Mayy Ziyadah and her early twentieth-century Cairo salon, which for the first time brought together the male and female literati of the Arab world, Boutheina Khaldi has contributed a crucial missing element in the construction of the modern Arabic literary canon." - Miriam Cooke, professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
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Summaries
Main Description
Through a detailed study of Mayy Ziyadah's literary salon, Boutheina Khaldi sheds light on salon and epistolary culture in early twentieth-century Egypt and its role in Egypt's Nahdah (Awakening). Bringing together history, women's studies, Arabic literature, post-colonial literature, and media studies, she highlights the important and previously little-discussed contribution of Arab women to the project of modernity.
Library of Congress Summary
"Through her detailed study of Mayy Ziyadah's literary salon, Boutheina Khaldi sheds light on salon and epistolary culture in early twentieth-century Egypt and its role in Egypt's Nahdah (Awakening). Bringing together history, women's studies, Arabic literature, post-colonial literature, and media studies, she highlights the important and previously little-discussed contribution of Arabic women to the modernity project"--
Main Description
Through a detailed study of Mayy Ziyadah's literary salon, Boutheina Khaldi sheds light on salon and epistolary culture in early twentieth-century Egypt and its role in Egypt's Nahdah (Awakening). Bringing together history, women's studies, Arabic literature, post-colonial literature, and media studies, she highlights the important and previously little-discussed contribution of Arabic women to the project of modernity.
Description for Bookstore
This is the first book to deal with the role of Arab women's literary salons, specifically May Ziada's, in the Nahdah (Awakening) of Egypt
Long Description
Through a detailed study of Mayy Ziydah's literary salon, Boutheina Khaldi sheds light on salon and epistolary culture in early twentieth-century Egypt and its role in Egypt's Nahdah (Awakening). Bringing together history, women's studies, Arabic literature, post-colonial literature, and media studies, she highlights the important and previously little-discussed contribution of Arabic women to the project of modernity.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Through her detailed study of Mayy Ziyadah's literary salon, Boutheina Khaldi sheds light on salon and epistolary culture in early twentieth-century Egypt and its role in Egypt's Nahdah (Awakening).
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Ambivalent Modernity Project: From Napoleon's Expedition to Mayy Ziyadah's Salonp. 9
The Salon as a Public Spherep. 47
A Salon Sessionp. 77
The Letter as Annexp. 95
Style as Persuasion: Pleading the Case for the Newp. 125
Conclusionp. 157
Appendicesp. 159
Notesp. 181
Works Citedp. 215
Indexp. 229
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