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Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Valerie Anishchenkova


This study of Arab autobiographical discourse investigates various modes of cultural identity which have emerged in Arab societies in the last 40 years. During this period, autobiographical texts moved away from exemplary life narratives and toward more unorthodox techniques, such as erotic memoir writing, postmodernist self-fragmentation, cinematographic self-projection, and autobiographical blogosphere. The book argues that the Arabic autobiographical genre has evolved into a mobile, unrestricted category arming authors with narrative tools to articulate their selfhood. Reading works from su ... More

Keywords: autobiography, identity, life writing, autobiographical theory, autobiographical film, cyberculture, blogs, Arabic literature, Arab cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643400
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valerie Anishchenkova, author
University of Maryland