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dc.contributor.authorCASINI, Lorenzo
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-25T08:19:22Z
dc.date.available2008-09-25T08:19:22Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/9367
dc.description.abstractThe paper deals with the theme of the representation of Europe in present-day Arabic narrative discourse. In the first part, which is mainly theoretical, the notion of Occidentalism is defined with particular reference to the concept of “the political unconscious” elaborated by the American literary theorist Fredric Jameson. After a brief discussion of some Egyptian narrative works that exemplify Occidentalist representations of Europe, the paper centres around a new tendency emerged in the Arabic narrative output of the 90s where the relationship between the definition of the Self and the representation of Europe appears inverted with respect to Occidentalism. In order to examine this tendency, the paper carries out a textual analysis of two recent novels by the distinguished Egyptian author Baha Taher: al-Ḥubb fi-l Manfā (Love in Exile, 1995), and Wāḥat al-Ghurūb (The Sunset Oasis, 2006: awarded the International Prize for Arabic Literature 2008).en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2008/30en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMediterranean Programme Seriesen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectOccidentalismen
dc.subjectArabic Literatureen
dc.subjectArab identityen
dc.subjectBaha Taheren
dc.titleBeyond Occidentalism: Europe and the Self in Present-day Arabic Narrative Discourseen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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