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The poetics and politics of contemporary Arab American writing


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Bujupaj, Ismet. (2013). The poetics and politics of contemporary Arab American writing. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Šesnić, Jelena].

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This dissertation brings together for study various Arab American writings by contemporary authors from diverse elements of Arab America. The emphasis is to assert that there is a rich field of Arab American literature now, and an emerging field of Arab American studies following in its wake as a newer addition to the U.S. ethnic studies field, which this study brings to bear on the literary texts, highlighting socio-ethnic and political issues in relation to the primary texts. Our study examines an array of primary authors who have different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, men and women, of varying politics, who write in a variety of genres including memoir, poetry, and fiction, and whose aesthetically crafted literary texts tackle the politics of anti-Arab discourses and negative stereotypes about Arab Americans.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: September 11, 9/11, Arab American, anti-Arab racism, stereotyping, storytelling, United States of America, Palestine, Islamophobia, post-colonialism, postmodernism
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Šesnić, Jelena
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 13:20
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 13:20

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