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Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Teresa Pepe

Abstract

Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity. Some of these bloggers have not only received big popularity within the online community, but have also attracted the interest of independent and mainstream publishing houses, and have made their way into the Arab cultural field. Previous research on the impact of the Internet in the Middle East has been dominated by a focus on politics and the public sphere, while its influence on cultural domains remains very little explored. Bloggin ... More

Keywords: Blogging, Egypt, Arabic Literature, Autofictional Blog, Arab Spring, Autofiction, 25 January Revolution, Internet, Digital Literature, Middle East, Translation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474433990
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teresa Pepe, author
University of Oslo