• The Urban Gateway: Teaching the City in Modern Arabic Literature

    Author(s):
    Ghenwa Hayek (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Modern Arabic literature, Middle Eastern literature, Middle Eastern studies, Urban studies
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VZ6T
    Abstract:
    This essay argues that spatial approaches to the teaching of the city in literary texts can elucidate the ways in which literature is a privileged form for thinking about and representing the concept of ‘cityness’, a term borrowed from urban studies. In the context of Arabic literature, a city-based approach can bring to light new, intersectional readings of familiar texts and contexts, such as the Lebanese civil war.
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