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Elmarsafy, Ziad

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Works: 11 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 1,002 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: PQ245, 840.9358
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Publications by Ziad Elmarsafy
Most widely held works by Ziad Elmarsafy
Freedom, slavery, and absolutism : Corneille, Pascal, Racine by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 319 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."--BOOK JACKET
Debating Orientalism by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 180 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 Enlightenment Qur'an : the politics of translation and the construction of Islam by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 178 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."--BOOK JACKET
Sufism in the contemporary Arabic novel by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 154 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
The Histrionic sensibility : theatricality and identity from Corneille to Rousseau by Ziad Elmarsafy( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Philosophies of classical France = Philosophies au siècle classique en France by North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature( Book )
4 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 6 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
Thalassophobia and Geolatry: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre and the Geography of Virtue ( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Opinions are divided on the generic character of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul et Virginie. From the author himself, who calls it a "pastorale" without explaining why and then compares it to Homeric epics, to Jean Fabre, who sees it as an approximation of pastoral, to Jean-Michel Racault, who finds its Utopian pretensions lacking, to Lieve Spaas, who sees in Bernardin's fictional Mauritius a paradise at odds with its native sexuality, critical views abound and readings multiply but provide very few definite answers.' What sort of pastoral is it, after all, where slaves are bought and sold and chaste heroines drown? For my purposes, I should like to draw on past interpretations to read Bernardin as a moralist and Paul et Virginie as an exemplary tale, offering a quasi-religious orientation and something like a moral prescription for a better world." In doing so I am following the example of Malcolm Cook, who has made a persuasive case for a religious reading of Paul et Virginie, but here I would like to suggest that the religion in question is more pagan, almost pre-Socratic, than Christian, and idolizes the land rather than Christ
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
Debating orientalism ( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Elmarsafy, Ziad M. 1967-
Marṣafī, Ziyād al-, 1967-....
Languages
English (40)
French (1)
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