Edinburgh Companions to Literature and the Humanities: The Edinburgh Companion to the Postcolonial Middle East

Editors: Ball, Anna and Mattar, Karim
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-47-442768-5
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 29
Book Status: Available
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This Edinburgh Companion seeks to develop a postcolonial framework for addressing the Middle East. The first collection of essays on this subject, it assembles some of the world's foremost postcolonialists to explore the critical, theoretical and disciplinary possibilities that inquiry into this region opens for postcolonial studies.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on the Contributors
  • Note on Transliteration
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Dialectics of Post/Colonial Modernity in the Middle East: A Critical, Theoretical and Disciplinary Overview - Anna Ball and Karim Mattar
  • 2. Edward Said and the Institution of Postcolonial Studies - Karim Mattar
  • 3. Postcolonialism and Modern Arabic Literature: Twenty-first-century Horizons - Wail S. Hassan
  • 4. Interview with Ahdaf Soueif - Anna Ball
  • 5. Interview with Sinan Antoon - Karim Mattar
  • I: The Colonial Encounter: Discourses of Imperialism and Anti-imperialism
  • 6. Between the Postcolonial and the Middle East: Writing the Subaltern in the Arab World - Juan R. I. Cole
  • 7. Orientalism and World Literature: A Re-reading of Cosmopolitanism in Taha Husayn’s Literary World - Wen-chin Ouyang
  • 8. On Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab/Jew Figure Revisited - Ella Shohat
  • 9. Colonial Violence, Law and Justice in Egypt - Stephen Morton
  • 10. Peripheral Visions: Translational Polemics and Feminist Arguments in Colonial Egypt - Marilyn Booth
  • 11. Reimagining the Ottoman Legacy - Erdag Goknar
  • II: States of Post/Coloniality: Politics, Religion, Gender, Sexuality
  • 12. Postcolonial Nations: Political or Poetic Allegories? (On Tahar Djaout’s L’Invention du désert) - Réda Bensmaïa
  • 13. Passing Away: Despair, Eulogies and Millennial Palestine - Salah D. Hassan
  • 14. ‘They are in the right because I love them’: Literature and Palestine Solidarity in the 1980s - Anna Bernard
  • 15. Nikes in Nineveh: Daesh, the Ruin and the Global Logic of Eradication - Sadia Abbas
  • 16. There was no ‘Humble Task’ in the Revolution: Anti-colonial Activity and Arab Women - Anastasia Valassopoulos
  • 17. The Queerness of Textuality and/as Translation: Ways of Reading Hoda Barakat’s The Stone of Laughter - Lindsey Moore
  • III: The Post/Colonial Present: Crisis and Engagement in Global Context
  • 18. Anglophone Arab Autobiography and the Postcolonial Middle East: Najla Said and Hisham Matar - Tahia Abdel Nasser
  • 19. Bare Life in the ‘New Iraq’ Ikram Masmoudi
  • 20. Towards a Globalisation of Contemporary Iranian Literature? Iranian Literary Blogs and the Evolution of the Literary Field - Laetitia Nanquette
  • 21. Popular Culture and the Arab Spring - Caroline Rooney
  • 22. The Syrian Revolution, Art and the End of Ideology - miriam cooke
  • 23. Biopolitical Landscapes of the ‘Small Human’: Figuring the Child in the Contemporary Middle Eastern Refugee Crisis in Europe - Anna Ball
  • Afterword: Critical Companionships, Urgent Affiliations - Anna Ball and Karim Mattar
  • Bibliography