Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition

Aristotle coined the term 'anagnorisis' for the concept. In this book Philip F. Kennedy shows how 'recognition' is key to an understanding of how one reads values and meaning into, or out of, a story.

Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition

According to Aristotle, a well-crafted recognition scene is one of the basic constituents of a successful narrative. It is the point when hidden facts and identities come to light-in the classic instance, a son discovers in horror that his wife is his mother and his children are his siblings. Aristotle coined the term 'anagnorisis' for the concept. In this book Philip F. Kennedy shows how 'recognition' is key to an understanding of how one reads values and meaning into, or out of, a story. He analyses texts and motifs fundamental to the Arabic literary tradition in five case studies: the Qur'an; the biography of Muhammad; Joseph in classical and medieval re-tellings; the 'deliverance from adversity' genre and picaresque narratives.

Recognition

This interdisciplinary collection of essays advances the study of anagnorisis («recognition»), a quintessential concept in Aristotelian poetics.

Recognition

This interdisciplinary collection of essays advances the study of anagnorisis («recognition»), a quintessential concept in Aristotelian poetics. This book explores narrative structure and epistemology by examining how anagnorisis works in narrative fiction, music, and film. Contributors hail from the fields of cinema; opera; religion; medieval and modern English, German, and French literatures; comparative literature; and Indian (Sanskrit) and Islamic (Arabic) literatures, both classical and modern.

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel Nation State Modernity and Tradition

In other words, pre-modern Arabic narrative 'tradition', not characters from
classical historical or fictional writings, is the subject of his rewritings. The
narrative tradition thus evoked in his works exceeds the hitherto recognised
genres of ...

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel  Nation State  Modernity and Tradition

Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and traditionWen-Chin Ouyang explores the development of the Arabic novel, especially the ways in it engages with aesthetics, ethics and politics in a cross-cultural context and from a transnational perspective.Taking love and desire as the central tropes , the story of the Arabic novel is presented as a series of failed, illegitimate love affairs, all tainted by its suspicion of the legitimacy of the nation, modernity and tradition and, above all, by its misgiving about its own propriety.

Recognition and Modes of Knowledge

Anagnorisis from Antiquity to Contemporary Theory Teresa G. Russo.
anagnorisis in the Qur'an and Arabic Literature in his most recent volume,
Recognitions in Arabic Islamic Literature: Anagnorisis in Arabic Narrative
Tradition (Routledge ...

Recognition and Modes of Knowledge

Anagnorisis, or recognition, has played a central role in the arts and humanities throughout history. It is a universal mode of knowledge in literature and the arts; in sacred texts and scholastic writing; in philosophy; in psychology; in politics and social theory. Recognition is a phenomenon and a fulcrum that makes these discourses possible. To date, no one has attempted a comprehensive discussion of recognition across disciplines, places, and historical periods. Recognition and Modes of Knowledge is the culmination of an interdisciplinary conference on recognition with contributions from international authorities, including Piero Boitani, Roland Le Huenen, Rachel Adelman, and Christina Tarnopolsky. Students and experts in the humanities who desire a rich grounding in the concept of recognition should start with this book.

Recognition in Arabic Islamic Literature

This book is a study of anagnorisis/recognition: an important aspect in the ways in which narratives in general are structured and thematic.

Recognition in Arabic Islamic Literature

This book is a study of anagnorisis/recognition: an important aspect in the ways in which narratives in general are structured and thematic. Beginning with an analysis of The Maqamat and related picaresque narratives, Philip Kennedy also considers the Koran and Hadith as religious narratives; some mystical narratives, and edifying anecdotage, romance in The Arabian Nights and Sira, Aristotle's poetics in the Arabian sphere, some Ishmaili narratives of clandestine travel and emergence, as well as some thoughts on the modern novel. Providing a fascinating point of comparison between Western and Arabic literature, this book illuminates how anagnorisis functions in Western poetics and how it relates to the Arabic tradition.

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

... in recognition of Mihyār's standing in the Arabic elegiac tradition – Adonis also '
invites us to imagine a comparable Mihyār living far to the west in Damascus, in
an alternate path of history'.58 Haydar and Beard draw attention to the narrative ...

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

Explores the work of novelists including Naguib Mahfouz, 'Abd al-Khaliq al-Rikabi, Jamal al-Ghitani, Ben Salem Himmich, Ali Mubarak, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani to show how the development of the Arabic novel has created a politics of nostal

ArabAmericas

After a long process of emancipation and recognition , authors of Arab descent
are now entering the North , Middle and ... Sharif Elmusa ' s anthology in 1988 (
Orfalea / Elmusa 1988 ) , helped in connecting Arabic narrative traditions with the
 ...

ArabAmericas


The Genesis of Arabic Narrative Discourse

A Study in the Sociology of Modern Arabic Literature Sabry Hafez, Sabri Hafiz,
Ṣabrī Ḥāfiẓ ... class . . . whose knowledge of the literary tradition was almost nil ,
the writers were very aware of this literary tradition and keen to win the
recognition ...

The Genesis of Arabic Narrative Discourse

After formulating a theoretical foundation for the sociology of narrative genres based on the work of Bakhtin, Foucault, Goldmann, Jauss and Said, this work challenges the widely held assumption that Arabic culture stagnated before its contact with the West at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Hafez traces the revival to the mid-eighteenth century and follows its development throughout the Arab world, showing how the emergence of a new reading public with its distinct 'world view' induced the process of the transformation and genesis of a new literary discourse. This is followed by a study of the dynamics of this process and an outline of the various stages of the formation and transformation of the new narrative discourse until it culminates in the production of a sophisticated and mature narrative. The Genesis of Arabic Narrative Discourse shifts the terms of the debate on the rise of narrative from formal analysis to an analysis of social formation, clarifying many of the issues which have long dogged critical discussion. It changes the nature of literary history by overlaying its dry chronology with the vivid socio-cultural dimension and by achieving a fine balance between the textual and contextual. It tests its major theoretical suppositions by tracing the historical development of narrative discourse, as well as througha detailed and sensitive analysis of a short story in a manner that changes the nature of Arabic literary criticism and puts it on an equal footing with modern critical discourse in Western culture.

Classical Traditions and Modern Meanings

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE QASIDA FORM IN MODERN ARABIC
POETRY Sabry Hafez In recent years , the celebrated statement ... This is due as
much to the tremendous development and great popularity of modern narrative
genres ( drama , the novel and the short ... The award of this prestigious prize to
an Arab novelist rather than to a poet was in itself a recognition of the rising
importance and ...

Classical Traditions and Modern Meanings


The Islamic Quarterly

Some Arab grammarians take it as a form afā'il from satar ' to write ' , considering
it a plural of usțūra or isțāra , or the plural of a plural . ... The pejorative sense
attached to the word seems to have arrested its development and its recognition
as a class of story worthy of encouragement . ... The root rawā originally means '
to relate ' , ' recite ' , ' transmiť , or ' rehearse ' a story , a poem , or a tradition , e.g.
 ...

The Islamic Quarterly


Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry

He fashioned existing genres into lively fictional narratives revolving around the
travels and encounters of two main characters, a narrator and a protagonist
rogue. ... maqama: fine rhetoric, the mendacity of the protagonist, the gullibility of
the narrator, and the narrator's ultimate recognition of the protagonist. ... In al-
Andalus, the Arabic maqama developed in ways that departed from the Eastern
tradition.

Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry

Sephardic Jews have contributed some of the most important Jewish philosophers, poets, biblical commentators, Talmudic and Halachic scholars, and scientists, and have had a significant impact on the development of Jewish mysticism. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry brings together original work from the world's leading scholars to present a deep introductory overview of their history and culture over the past 1500 years.

The Thirsty Sword

narrative traditions , a change in social conditions and self - perceptions as
Arabic - speaking groups began to lose ... formulation of this dichotomy , the
distinction between great tradition and little tradition : Let us begin with a
recognition , long ...

The Thirsty Sword

Explores the popular epic of Arabic storytelling by focusing on a particular example, The Life Story of 'Antar, purporting to recount the life of the famous pre-Islamic Arab poet and warrior. Considers the poem in the context of Arabic oral tradition and the storytelling of other Islamic peoples, in

Al and Mu wiya in Early Arabic Tradition

Abbās , a late and secondary phenomenon in the tradition that does not
constitute an absolute touchstone by which to appraise Balādhuri's view of b . ...
and even though his recognition of the Caliph's capability as a ruler obtains a
touch of gall and wormwood : “ no one is worthier ... Futūḥ , 462 ( Hitti - Murgotten
II , 257 ) , in which he has the narrative of Muhammad's signet - ring . tradition
with Șāliḥ b .

  Al   and Mu    wiya in Early Arabic Tradition


Deeds Done Beyond the Sea

A series of near-contemporary Arabic lives of Saladin propagated a somewhat
idealised picture of their subject. ... 107–13; idem, 'Gerard of Ridefort and the
Battle of Le Cresson (1 May 1187): The Developing Narrative Tradition', in H.J. ...

Deeds Done Beyond the Sea

This volume celebrates Peter Edbury’s career by bringing together essays focusing on his major research interests; the great historian of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, and his chronicle; medieval Cyprus; and the Military Orders in the Middle Ages. All based on original research, contributions include new work on manuscripts from the twelfth to the seventeenth centuries; studies of language in William of Tyre; thematic surveys; legal and commercial investigations pertaining to Cyprus; aspects of memorialization, and biographical studies.

al Majallah al Arab yah lil ul m al ins n yah

Arabs , too , had their narratives , and this research focuses on the Arab tradition
of narrative from the perspective of ... with poetry , and took it to be " The Record
of the Arabs " , a labelling that precluded recognition of any other genre .

al Majallah al   Arab  yah lil   ul  m al ins  n  yah


An Overview of Modern Arabic Literature

The Narrative Genres A game is played among historians of modern Arabic
literature which may be dubbed ' Hunt - the - Herald ' ; it ... Yet unless a piece of
writing is recognized within its culture as a new departure to be followed up and
elaborated so as to create a line of ... testifying to the creativity of their authors
and the vitality of the culture to which they belonged , but establishing no tradition
within it .

An Overview of Modern Arabic Literature


Al and Mu wiya in Early Arabic Tradition

Abbās , a late and secondary phenomenon in the tradition that does not
constitute an absolute touchstone by which to appraise Balādhuri ' s view of b . ...
things of this world , and even though his recognition of the Caliph ' s capability
as a ruler obtains a touch of gall and wormwood : “ no one is worthier ... Futūḥ ,
462 ( Hitti - Murgotten II , 257 ) , in which he has the narrative of Muhammad ' s
signet - ring .

 Al   and Mu   wiya in Early Arabic Tradition

A universal history from the Creation until the end of the reign of Abbasid caliph al-Muti in 974, in large part a list of prophets and kings, leavened with stories derived from written sources, myths, scripture, and the personal thoughts and reflections of the author on the many religious traditions and practices of mankind.

The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

traditions of French fictional discourse and its generic reductiveness ” to develop
its own “ anticolonial discourse and a ... but also for its deployment of narrative
stratagems of free expression , recognition of diversity and attention to human ...

The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

This work covers the postcolonial in Arabic fiction. It discusses and questions a large number of novels show cultural diversity in the Arab world. It highlights engagements with postcolonial issues that relate to identity formation, the modern nation-state, individualism, and nationalism.

Immigration Popular Culture and the Re routing of European Muslim Identity

Certainly, the encounter of languages (Spanish and Arabic) recalls an origin
andsenseofplace just asboundaries arebeing crossed.In recognition of language
asasite of possibilityand understanding, the culturalministries of Morocco
andSpain, aswellas a number of their respective chambers of ... Thestories were
meanttobeperformed orally,soas to honor the HispanoMoroccan narrative
tradition.

Immigration  Popular Culture  and the Re routing of European Muslim Identity

Through readings of postcolonial theory and examination of post-9/11 novels, film, and hip-hop music, this book studies how North African immigrants to Spain translate and transfer cultural and political memory from one land to another.

Naguib Mahfouz

From Regional Fame to Global Recognition Michael Beard, Adnan Haydar ...
Mahfouz is far more than simply a novelist in the European realist or even
naturalist tradition . ... important new development in modern Arabic prose since
the adoption of the Western forms of the novel and short story more than half a
century ago .

Naguib Mahfouz

Scholars of Arabic language and literature show how renowned Egyptian fiction writer Mahfouz's work transcends its setting in the ancient alleys of Cairo and speaks to all people in all cultures. The collection of essays originated in a symposium at the U. of Massachusetts recognizing Mahfouz's receipt of the 1988 Nobel Prize for literature.