The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture

Am?ra and the 2011 Revolution

Authors: A. El-Desouky, Ayman

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The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra – the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency – to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture.

About the authors

Ayman A. El-Desouky is Senior Lecturer in Modern Arabic and Comparative Literature and Founding Chair of the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS, 2009-2012) at SOAS, University of London, UK. He has lectured at the University of Texas at Austin (1993-1995), the Johns Hopkins University (1995-1996) and at Harvard University (1996-2002) before he moved to London. He is currently preparing a book-length study on Figuring the Sacred in the Modern Arabic Novel.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Intellectuals, Representation, Connective Agency

    El-Desouky, Ayman A.

    Pages 1-16

  • Amāra: Concept, Cultural Practice and Aesthetic

    El-Desouky, Ayman A.

    Pages 18-45

  • Signature or Cartouche? Dilemmas of the Egyptian Intellectual

    El-Desouky, Ayman A.

    Pages 46-66

  • The People Already Know: Positionality of the Intellectual, Connective Agency and Cultural Memory

    El-Desouky, Ayman A.

    Pages 68-90

  • The Amāra on the Square: Some Reflections Post 25 January 2011

    El-Desouky, Ayman A.

    Pages 91-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture
Book Subtitle
Am?ra and the 2011 Revolution
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39244-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137392442
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39243-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48333-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 142
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