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Blogging from EgyptDigital Literature, 2005-2016$
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Teresa Pepe

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474433990

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.001.0001

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Conclusion: A New Literary Genre and a Social Uprising

Conclusion: A New Literary Genre and a Social Uprising

(p.215) Conclusion: A New Literary Genre and a Social Uprising
Blogging from Egypt

Teresa Pepe

Edinburgh University Press

The chapter sumps up the main themes and findings presented in the book. It concludes that blogging has led to emergence of a new literary genre, as well as has allowed young Egyptians to reshape their identity, connect to each other and rebel against the authorities. Placing blogs in the larger history of Arabic autobiographical genre, it argues that the autofictional blog, in some ways, continues the role played by the autobiographical novel or novelised autobiography in the twentieth century. In addition, the interactivity afforded by blogging has helped intellectuals to re-establish connections with the public sphere and to communicate with their readers, a connection that was lost in recent decades, particularly the 1990s. Finally, the chapter advocates for further studies on Arabic digital expression, as well for trans-historical studies on the impact of media on Arabic culture.

Keywords:   Arabic autobiographical genre, Autofictional blog, Public sphere, Intellectual, Arabic digital expression, Media

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