The Edinburgh Companion to the Arab Novel in English: The Politics of Anglo Arab and Arab American Literature and Culture

The Edinburgh Companion to the Arab Novel in English: The Politics of Anglo Arab and Arab American Literature and Culture

by Nouri Gana (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780748685547
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nouri Gana is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature & Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. He is the author of Signifying Loss: Toward a Poetics of Narrative Mourning (2011) and editor of The Making of the Tunisian Revolution: Contexts, Architects, Prospects (EUP, 2013) and The Edinburgh Companion to the Arab Novel in English (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: The Intellectual History and Contemporary Significance of the Arab Novel in English, Nouri Gana

Part I: Constellations: Modernity, Empire and Postcoloniality
1. The Rise of the Arab American Novel: Ameen Rihani's 'The Book of Khalid', Waïl S. Hassan
2. Beyond Orientalism: Khalid, the Secular City, and the Transcultural Self, Geoffrey Nash
3. The Incestuous (Post)Colonial: Soueif's 'Map of Love' and the Second Birth of the Egyptian Novel in English; Shaden M. Tageldin
4. Drinking, Gambling and Making Merry: Waguih Ghali's Search for Cosmopolitan Agency, Deborah A. Starr
5. Mobile Belonging? The Global 'Given' in the Work of Etel Adnan, Mary N. Layoun
6. Burning, Memory and Postcolonial Agency in Laila Lalami's 'Hope and other Dangerous Pursuits', Ahmed Idrissi Alami
7. Zenga Zenga and Bunga Bunga: The Novels of Hisham Matar and a Critique of Gadhafi's Libya, Christopher Micklethwait

Part II: Force-fields: Ethnic Ties and Transnational Solidarities
8. In Search of Andalusia: Reconfiguring Arabness in Diana Abu-Jaber's 'Crescent', Nouri Gana
9. Europe and Its Others: The Novels of Jamal Mahjoub, Jopi Nyman
10. Space, Embodiment, Identity and Resistance in the Novels of Fadia Faqir, Lindsey Moore
11. The Arab Canadian Novel and the Rise of Rawi Hage, F. Elizabeth Dahab
12. The Arab Australian Novel: Situating Diasporic and Multicultural Literature, Saadi Nikro
13. Identity, Transformation and the Anglophone Arab Novel, Maysa Abou-Youssef Hayward
14. Rabih Alameddine's 'I, the Divine': A Druze Novel as World Literature?, Michelle Hartman

Part III: Prospects/Challenges: Authority, Pedagogy and the Market Industry
15. Invisible Ethnic: Mona Simpson and the Space of the Ethnic Literature Market, Mara Naaman
16. The Challenges of Orientalism: Teaching about Islam and Masculinity in Leila Aboulela's 'The Translator', Brendan Smyth
17. Teaching from Cover to Cover: Arab Women's Novels in the Classroom, Heather Hoyt
18. Perils and Pitfalls of Marketing the Arab Novel in English, Samia Serageldin

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