Gender, Nation, and the Arabic Novel
Book Description:

A nuanced understanding of literary imaginings of masculinity and femininity in the Egytian novelGender studies in Arabic literature have become equated with women's writing, leaving aside the possibility of a radical rethinking of the Arabic literary canon and Arab cultural history. While the 'woman question' in the Arabic novel has received considerable attention, the 'male question' has gone largely unnoticed. Now, Hoda Elsadda bucks that trend.Foregrounding voices that have been marginalised alongside canonical works, she engages with new directions in the novel tradition.Sheds new light on key debates, including: >The project of nation-building in the modern periodThe process of inclusion and exclusion in canon formationThe geopolitics of definitions of national or cultural identity in the global worldThe conceptual discourses on gender and nationThe meaning of national identity in a global context

eISBN: 978-0-7486-6918-9
Subjects: Language & Literature, Religion