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Published: 15 January 2018

304 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786940407

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Pacifist Invasions

Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Yasser Elhariry

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • The book offers for the first time a truly translingual, comparative repositioning of the field of francophone postcolonial studies along a fluid, translational Franco-Arabic axis
  • In its focus on a translational and multidirectional intertextual approach to non-Western literature in the world, Pacifist Invasions is also a decisive contribution to the field of translation studies
  • Pacifist Invasions bridges the gaps between the fields of research in French and francophone studies, translation studies, classical Arabic literature, and Middle East studies
  • By offering a comparative, interdisciplinary, and multilingual example of literary criticism, Pacifist Invasions carves the way for further inquiry into translingual literatures across the Mediterranean littoral
  • Pacifist Invasions directs Francophone postcolonial studies toward a sustained inquiry into poetry and poetics, considered peripheral to the field, showing how they provide new insight into the interconnections of centuries-old languages after colonialism