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Elmarsafy, Ziad

Works: 11 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 1,964 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ245, 840.9358
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Publications about Ziad Elmarsafy
Publications by Ziad Elmarsafy
Most widely held works by Ziad Elmarsafy
Freedom, slavery, and absolutism : Corneille, Pascal, Racine by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
From Corneille, who modulates freedom through an erotic link to the monarch as a means through which the glorious individual is brought into the state's fold, to Pascal, who traces the liberation of the will via absolute submission to God, to Racine, for whom absolute submission to the most Christian king is the only route to political and personal salvation, Elmarsafy studies a politics of taking charge that differs markedly from the contemporary orthodoxy that privileges individual freedom."--Jacket
The Enlightenment Qur'an : the politics of translation and the construction of Islam by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
"Iconoclastic and fiercely rational, the European Enlightenment witnessed the birth of modern Western society and thought. Reason was sacrosanct and for the first time, religious belief and institutions were open to widespread criticism. In this ground-breaking book, Ziad Elmarsafy challenges this accepted wisdom to argue that religion was still hugely influential in the era. But the religion in question wasn't Christianity - it was Islam." "Charting the history of Qur'anic translations in Europe during the 18th and early 19th Centuries, Elmarsafy shows that a number of key enlightenment figures - including Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, and Napoleon - drew both inspiration and ideas from the Qur'an. Controversially placing Islam at the heart of the European Enlightenment, this lucid and well argued work is a valuable window into the interaction of East and West during this pivotal epoch in human history."--Jacket
Debating Orientalism ( Book )
13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
To many, Edward Said's seminal 1978 work Orientalism is an enduring touchstone, a founding text of the field of postcolonial studies and a book that continues to influence debates in literary and cultural studies, Middle Eastern Studies, anthropology, art history, history and politics. To others, however, Orientalism has serious failings, not least in blaming the wrong people - namely, Orientalists - for the crimes of European imperialism. Debating Orientalism addresses the book's contemporary relevance without lionizing or demonizing its author. Bridging the gap between intellectual history and political engagement, the twelve contributors to this volume interrogate Orientalism's legacy with a view to moving the debate about this text beyond the manichean limitations within which it has all too often been imprisoned. Debating Orientalism seeks to consider Orientalism's implications with a little less feeling, though no less commitment to understanding the value and political effects of engaged scholarship
The Histrionic sensibility : theatricality and identity from Corneille to Rousseau by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and French and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Sufism in the contemporary Arabic novel by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Sufi characters -- saints, dervishes, wanderers -- occur regularly in modern Arabic literature. A select group of novelists interrogates Sufism as a system of thought and language. In the work of writers like Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal Al-Ghitany, Taher Ouettar, Ibrahim Al-Koni, Mahmud Al-Mas'adi and Tayeb Salih we see a strong intertextual relationship with the Sufi masters of the past, including Al-Hallaj, Ibn Arabi, Al-Niffari and Al-Suhrawardi. This relationship interrogates the limits of the creative self, individuality, rationality and all the possibilities offered by literature. In this dialogue with the mystical heritage, these novelists seek a way of preserving a self under siege from the overwhelming forces of oppression and reaction that characterised the late 20th and early 21st centuries
What postcolonial theory doesn't say by Anna Bernard( Book )
9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"This book reclaims postcolonial theory, addressing persistent limitations in the geographical, disciplinary, and methodological assumptions of its dominant formations, and emerging from an investment in the future of postcolonial studies and a commitment to its basic premise; namely the conception of particular cultural and literary articulations in relation to larger structures of colonial and imperial domination as a way of putting the theory back in postcolonial theory. To a certain extent, postcolonial theory is a victim of its own success, in part from the institutionalization of the insights that it has enabled: now that they no longer seem new, it is hard to know what the field's work should be beyond these general commitments, or what its practitioners should be debating. The renewal of popular anti-imperial energies across the globe provides a rare opportunity to reassert the political and theoretical value of the postcolonial as a comparative, interdisciplinary, and oppositional paradigm. This collection makes a claim for what postcolonial theory can say through the work of scholars articulating what it still cannot or will not say. It explores ideas that a more aesthetically sophisticated postcolonial theory might be able to address, focusing on questions of visibility, performance, and literariness. Contributors highlight some of the shortcomings of current postcolonial theory in relation to contemporary political developments such as Zimbabwean land reform, postcommunism, and the economic rise of East Asia. Finally, they address the disciplinary, geographical, and methodological exclusions from postcolonial studies through a detailed focus on new disciplinary directions (management studies, theories of the state), overlooked places and perspectives (Palestine, Weimar Germany, the environmentalism of the poor), and the necessity of materialist analysis for understanding both world and world literary systems"--
Philosophies of classical France = Philosophies au siècle classique en France by North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 48 libraries worldwide
The politics of translation and the construction of Islam by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Charting the history of Qur'anic translations in Europe during the 18th and early 19th Centuries, this book shows that a number of key enlightenment figures - including Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, and Napoleon - drew both inspiration and ideas from the Qur'an
Aping the ape: Kafka's "Report to an academy" by Ziad Elmarsafy( Article )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sufism in western literature, art and thought : from modernism to postmodernism by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The histrionic sensibility : theatricality and subjectivity from Corneille to Crébillon fils by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Elmarsafy, Ziad M.
Elmarsafy, Ziad M. 1967-
Marṣafī, Ziyād al- 1967-...
English (61)
French (2)
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