Novel and Nation in the Muslim World: Literary Contributions by Daniella Kuzmanovic, Elisabeth Özdalga

By Daniella Kuzmanovic, Elisabeth Özdalga

Exploring the connection among fiction and state formation within the Muslim international via 12 precise reviews from Azerbaijan, Libya, Iran, Algeria, and Yemen, among others, this ebook indicates how fiction displays and relates the advanced entanglements of state, faith, and modernity within the strategy of political and cultural identification formation.

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So while we may no longer work in departments of national literature, we will bear the cultural stamp of our group and delight in invented writing. Notes 1. Thomas Paine provides the perfect example in the American context, which in itself offers one of the earliest illustrations of nationalism, even if this did not wish to ally itself with the European type of nation-building. Paine promoted his ideas for rebellion against the British Crown through pamphlets. 2. If the literature departments themselves are in trouble, at least in North America, it is because of dwindling undergraduate enrollments.

17 If I may look into lens of the future, I will be certain of two things: The continued centrality of cultural identities and of the parabatic purpose of literature. So while we may no longer work in departments of national literature, we will bear the cultural stamp of our group and delight in invented writing. Notes 1. Thomas Paine provides the perfect example in the American context, which in itself offers one of the earliest illustrations of nationalism, even if this did not wish to ally itself with the European type of nation-building.

As a result, he comes to identify culturally with his Russian hosts and, when he returns to the Ottoman territories, dresses and acts like a Russian, hence the double name, Moscóv-Selím, which expresses his tug-of-war identity. In short, he hardly constitutes Gregory Jusdanis 19 the type of national character one would expect in the foundational text to a literary genre of the new institution of literature. He not only is an enemy of the nation, but also exhibits signs of someone who transcends the borders of any nation, wishing to identify with neither.

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