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Studying modern Arabic literature : Mustafa Badawi, scholar and critic

Author: Roger Allen; Robin Ostle
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prior to the 1960s the study of Arabic literature, both Classical and Modern, had barely been emancipated from the academic approaches of Orientalism. The appointment of Mustafa Badawi as Oxford University's first Lecturer in Modern Arabic Literature changed the face of this subject as Badawi showed, through his teaching and research that Arabic literature was making vibrant contributions to global culture and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Allen; Robin Ostle
ISBN: 9780748696628 0748696628
OCLC Number: 892895312
Description: vi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Alexandria to Oxford. The cosmopollitan Alexandrian / Robin Ostle --
Muhammad Mustafa Badawi in conversation / Abdul-Nabi Isstaif --
Badawi : an academic with a vision / Sabry Hafez--
From the shadow plays of Ibn Daniyal to the poetry of Philip Larkin : Mustafa Badawi as editor and translator / Derek Hopwood --
The academic legacy. Beginning and end : exploring the Qur'anic 'Grand story' / Mohamed Mahmoud --
Modern Arabic literature as seen in the late nineteenth century : Jurji Murqus's contribution to Korsh and Kirpichnikov's Vseobshchaya Istoria Literatury / hilary Kilpatrick --
The 'second journey' of Muhammad al-Muwaylihi's Hadish 'Isa Ibn Hisham revisited / Roger Allen --
Ataturk becomes 'Antar : nationalist-vernacular politics and epic heroism in 1920s Egypt / Marilyn Booth --
Jewish Arabs in the Israeli Asylum : a literary reflection / Miriam Cooke --
Strange incidents from history : Youssef Rakha and his Sultan's Seal / Paul Starkey --
Towards a comparative approach to Arabic literature / Abdul-Nabi Isstaif --
Does literature matter? The relationship between litearture an politics in revolutionary Egypt / Elizabeth Kendall.
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Explores how the study of modern Arabic literature was transformed by Mustafa Badawi. This book illustrates the critical affiliations and teaching methods of the outstanding scholar of modern Arabic  Read more...

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