Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture: Amaara and the 2011 Revolution
By: Ayman Ahmed El-Desouky (author)Hardback
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The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra - the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency - to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture.
Ayman A. El-Desouky is Senior Lecturer in Modern Arabic and Comparative Literature and Founding Chair of the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS, 2009-2012) at SOAS, University of London, UK. He has lectured at the University of Texas at Austin (1993-1995), the Johns Hopkins University (1995-1996) and at Harvard University (1996-2002) before he moved to London. He is currently preparing a book-length study on Figuring the Sacred in the Modern Arabic Novel.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Intellectuals, Representation, Connective Agency PART I: THE INTELLECTUAL AND THE QUEST FOR AM?RA 1. Am?ra: Concept, Cultural Practice and Aesthetic 2. Signature or Cartouche? Dilemmas of the Egyptian Intellectual PART II: THE PEOPLE AND THE AM?RA OF CONNECTIVE AGENCY 3. The People Already Know: Positionality of the Intellectual, Connective Agency and Cultural Memory 4. The Am?ra on the Square: Some Reflections Post 25 January 2011 Postscript: I?n? al-ma?riyy?n and al-sha?b: The Untranslatabilities of Conceptual Languages Bibliography Index ?
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