Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 November 2015

500 Pages

6.5 x 9.5 inches

ISBN: 9789774167034

Bookseller Code (06)

Alif 35

New Paradigms in the Study of Modern "Middle Eastern" Literatures

Edited by Amy Motlagh

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Besides the three mainstream languages, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, other languages such as Kurdish and Amazigh (Berber) have contributed to the rich literary tapestry of the region. Vernacular poetry and folktales, standardized Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, as well as literary works by Middle Easterners in different European languages offer a complex regional literary field. This issue of Alif is devoted to the exploration of those persistent ties and affinities, as well as to the attempt to recover and discover new or enduring linkages between literatures, languages, and cultures in a world where they are largely forgotten or willfully ignored.