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Description - Alif by Ferial J. Ghazoul

This issue of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics is devoted to the intersection of the imaginary and the documentary, the fictional and the cultural in the three genres of literature (poetry, fiction, and drama), in history, in film (feature and documentary), in photography, in plastic arts, and in architecture. Collagein art, portrait paintings, political poetry, archival footage in films, the historic novel, and the metaphors of histography are some of the examples that demonstrate the interfacing between the imaginary and the documentary. Subjectivity and ideology of the artist and scholar might be couched in a flight of fantasy or in a rational argument, but in both cases they are joined to a specific worldview that is analyzed and discussed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774165283
ISBN-10: 9774165284
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 500
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2012
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Ferial J. Ghazoul

Ferial Ghazoul is an Iraqi scholar, critic, and translator. She is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo and has written extensively on gender issues in modern and medieval literature.

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