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dc.contributor.authorJunge, Christian
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-02T09:24:17Z
dc.date.available2021-11-02T09:24:17Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifierONIX_20211102_9783954906246_7
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51215
dc.languageGerman
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLiteraturen im Kontext. arabisch – persisch – türkisch
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::3 Time periods qualifiers::3J Modern period, c 1500 onwards
dc.subject.otherArabic
dc.subject.otherSocial criticis
dc.subject.otherPoetology
dc.subject.otherCulture
dc.subject.otherWord
dc.subject.otherWord lists
dc.titleDie Entblößung der Wörter
dc.title.alternativeaš-Šidyāqs literarische Listen als Kultur- und Gesellschaftskritik im 19. Jahrhundert
dc.typebook
oapen.abstract.otherlanguageAḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq (1805/1806–1887) is regarded as one of the most important Arab intellectuals of the nineteenth century. In 1855, in Paris, he published his masterpiece, al-Sāq ʿalā al-sāq fī mā huwa al-Fāriyāq (Leg Over Leg, or, The Turtle in the Tree, Concerning The Fāriyāq What Manner of Creature Might He Be), a landmark in modern Arabic literature, which confronts the reader with numerous word lists. From the perspective of Literary and Cultural Studies, this book approaches al-Shidyāq’s lists as a fundamental social and cultural critique of his time. It develops a set of analytical tools to describe the epistemic and aesthetic dimensions of ‘exposing words’, and to make sense of the plentiful, but often neglected, word lists found throughout Arabic literature and lexicography. This include, for instance, the poetics of enumerative rhymed prose and lists of synonyms that played a distinctive role in the premodern and early modern Arabic tradition, while they remain largely neglected by literary and cultural studies. In dialogue with theories of, for instance, Assmann, Barthes and Cixous, the book discusses al-Shidyāq’s word lists as a fundamental social and cultural critique of the nineteenth century. In this regard, the enumeration of arcane Arabic words often negotiate the contemporary discourses of gender, pleasure and language and read them ‚against the grain‘. In the framework of the “return to philology“ (Edward Said), this book treats al-Shidyāq’s approach to language as a radical social and cultural criticism of the nineteenth century, which sheds new light on the Nahḍa, the Arab renewal movement on the eve of modernity. In regard to the Nahḍa Studies, this study also provides a substantial insight in the middle period of al-Shidyaq’s works written and published in London and Paris between 1848 and 1857. Drawing on fresh sources, it traces al-Shidyaq position within networks of Arab and European scholars and authors, and it unearhtes, for the first time, the historic Arabic and European reception of al-Sāq. The extensive supplement provides a selection of Arabic, French, English, and German paratexts from the nineteenth century that are important for understanding al-Shidyāq’s life and work.
oapen.identifier.doi10.29091/9783954906246
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydaaaf3b1-abc7-47a7-aa90-02109be28984
oapen.relation.isbn9783954906246
oapen.relation.isbn9783954902583
oapen.imprintReichert Verlag
oapen.series.number43
oapen.pages408


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