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9783895005183

Editors: Pflitsch, Andreas; Winckler, Barbara

Poetry’s Voice – Society’s Norms

Forms of Interaction between Middle Eastern Writers and their Societies

2006
17.0 x 24.0 cm, 306 p., hardback
68,00 €

ISBN: 9783895005183
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Short Description

Literary works are much more than mere illustrations of societal conditions. Literature is the setting in which society discusses itself. In this volume, international scholars of Literary Studies as well as specialists in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish Studies explore the dimensions and ways of how writers, from the classical period to modernity, tackle the values of their societies.

Description

Literary works are much more than mere illustrations of societal conditions. Literature is the setting in which society discusses itself. In this volume, international scholars of Literary Studies as well as specialists in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish Studies explore the dimensions and ways of how writers, from the classical period to modernity, tackled the values of their societies.

From the contents: Religious Norms Advocating / Domesticating Literary Freedom - Literary Norms and the Travelling of Genres - Linguistic Norms: Writing in the ‘Stepmother Tongue’ - Gender Norms, Inverted and Subverted - Societal Norms I: The Poet Involved - Societal Norms II: Imagining Communities, Debating the Collective

Series Description

Literatures in Context is a peer-reviewed book series devoted to Near Eastern and North African literatures. The editors want the title of the series to be understood programmatically. They presuppose a concept of world literature that includes Near Eastern and North African literatures. What is more, they assume that literatures are in many ways marked by intertextuality, that they constitute readings of extremely diverse earlier texts, and that they are posited within a field of tensions, much broader than their respective national language. For the earlier eras of Near Eastern and North African literatures, this field of tensions geographically covers the regions of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor. In modern times, it has become a space of interaction that has long since included “global” Western literatures (and realities). This does not imply that the modern Near Eastern and North African literatures have severed themselves from their predecessors. Instead it is precisely the tension between different sets of references in modern Near Eastern and North African literatures, or their “local historical context”, which is a great part of their attraction, that remains a crucial field of research for the modern scholar.

Keywords

Afro-Asiatic languages (122) || Arabic (93) || Arabistik (27) || Biography & non-fiction prose (109) || Hebrew (10) || Indic, East Indo-European & Dravidian languages (94) || Indo-Iranian languages (85) || Linguistics (657) || Literary essays (61) || Literary studies: general (103) || Literature: history & criticism (150) || Neuere Geschichte (16) || Orientalistik (7) || Persian (Farsi) (23) || Semitic languages (95) || Society & culture: general (306) || Sociology & anthropology (102) || Turkic languages (24) || Turkish (25) || Ural-Altaic & Hyperborean languages (23)