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Initiating a Dialogue Through 'the Global Community on your Bookshelf' : Narrative Representations of 'Islamic Fundamentalism' in Selected Novels from the 1990s to the Present.

Author: Nina Liewald
Publisher: Baden-Baden : Tectum Verlag, 2018.
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Liewald, Nina.
Initiating a Dialogue Through 'the Global Community on your Bookshelf' : Narrative Representations of 'Islamic Fundamentalism' in Selected Novels from the 1990s to the Present.
Baden-Baden : Tectum Verlag, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Liewald
ISBN: 9783828869028 3828869025
OCLC Number: 1037817820
Notes: 5.2.3) "[T]he world was swirling, its compasses spinning": Identity formation and crisis.
Description: 1 online resource (425 pages)
Contents: Intro; ; Danksagung; 1) Introduction; 1.1) Topic and aim of this study; 1.2) Theoretical framework, methodology and structure; 1.3) On the choice of works and central terms; 2) 'Islamic fundamentalism', multiculturalism and identity in a globalised world; 2.1) Point of departure; 2.2) Defining 'fundamentalism'; 2.2.1) Findings of interdisciplinary research projects; 2.2.2) Family resemblances between different forms of religious fundamentalism; 2.2.3) Reasons for the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism; 2.3) Literary studies on the interrelationship between literature and fundamentalism. 2.4) Major media topics and political debates2.4.1) A 'Clash of Civilizations'?; 2.4.2) Fundamentalist Islam against Western secularisation?; 2.5) Migration, integration and identity; 2.6) Controversial discourses; 2.6.1) 'Orientalism' and 'Occidentalism'; 2.6.2) 'Western liberalism' as point of criticism; 2.6.3) Stereotypes and fears; 3) Ethical criticism and authorial responsibility; 3.1) Ethics; 3.2) Aesthetics; 3.3) A turn towards the ethical in literature and a "turn to the literary within ethics"; 3.4) Main tendencies in ethical criticism; 3.5) Man as "a story-telling animal." 3.6) Towards a humanist approach: Martha Nussbaum's Love's Knowledge3.7) Towards a political approach: Issues of identity, hybridity and multiculturalism; 3.8) The role of the author; 3.8.1) The 'intentional fallacy' and author vs. reader-oriented criticism; 3.8.2) The authors' background: Khadra, Hamid, Kureishi, Faulks; 4) Towards a synthesis of form and content; 4.1) Potential functions of literature and ethics in literature; 4.1.1) Cultural and historical context; 4.1.2) Literature as 'cultural ecology'; 4.2) Current trends in narrative theory; 4.3) Cultural and postcolonial narratology. 4.4) Genette's typology as a toolbox for a cultural interpretation4.5) Potential functions of selected narrative techniques and stylistic devices; 4.5.1) Point of view/perspective and multiperspectivity; 4.5.2) Relationships of contrast and correspondence and the use of irony; 4.5.3) Directing the readers' sympathy; 5) Analyses; 5.1) 'Soldiers of the truth' and 'Fantasy Finance': Sebastian Faulks' A Week in December and the different guises of fundamentalism; 5.1.1) The representation of 'Islamic fundamentalism'; 5.1.2) Economic libertarianism as fundamentalist phenomenon. 5.1.3) Directing the sympathy of the reader5.1.4) A Week in December in the light of ethical criticism and 'literature as cultural ecology': the power of literature to change our perspective; 5.2) ... "there must be more to living than swallowing one old book": Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album as a declaration of love for the freedom of the individual; 5.2.1) Fundamentalism as a bulwark against "drug-inspired debris" and "banal fantasies"?; 5.2.2) "Everybody's free to feel good": Consumerism and the pleasure principle.

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