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Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Roger Allen and Robin Ostle


This book is devoted to the life and academic legacy of Mustafa Badawi who transformed the study of modern Arabic literature in the second half of the twentieth century. Prior to the 1960s the study of Arabic literature, both classical and modern, had barely been emancipated from the academic approaches of orientalism. The appointment of Badawi as Oxford University's first lecturer in modern Arabic literature changed the face of this subject as Badawi showed, through his teaching and research, that Arabic literature was making vibrant contributions to global culture and thought. Part biography ... More

Keywords: orientalism, Mustafa Badawi, modern Arabic literature, global culture, public intellectual, Oxford University, Arab world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696628
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Allen, editor
University of Pennsylvania

Robin Ostle, editor

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