By Priscilla Ringrose

ISBN-10: 1423790960

ISBN-13: 9781423790969

ISBN-10: 9042017392

ISBN-13: 9789042017399

What are the political implications of an Arab feminist writing perform? How do the works of Assia Djebar, Algeria’s the world over acclaimed francophone author, relate to the priorities and views of either Western and Arab feminist politics? Does Djebar achieve her target of reclaiming the background of her native land, and of her faith, Islam, for girls? In Assia Djebar: In discussion with Feminisms, Priscilla Ringrose uncovers the mechanisms of Djebar’s revisionary feminism and examines the echoes and dissonances among what Djebar has termed her “own form of feminism” and the taking into account French feminist writers Kristeva, Cixous and Irigaray and Arab students Mernissi and Ahmed. Arguing that Djebar’s paintings is in consistent discussion with different feminisms, she assesses the strengths and weaknesses of its revisionist beliefs, and identifies its personal specific intervention into present political and cultural debates. This e-book will allure not just to students engaged on Djebar, but additionally to scholars of colonial heritage, women’s stories and cultural politics. desk of Contents creation In discussion with Kristeva: L’Amour, l. a. fantasia In discussion with Cixous : Vaste est los angeles criminal In discussion with Irigaray: Ombre sultane In discussion with Feminisms: Loin de M?dine end Bibliography

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85 According to Geesey, the association between Djebar’s “revision” project and the pattern followed by Hadith transmission and authentication is evidence that the novel not a subversive rereading of Islam but rather one that favours continuity with the past “posit[ing] a relationship 83 Assia Djebar, Loin de Médine (Paris: Albin Michel, 1991), p. 86, trans. Dorothy S. 68. 84 Winifred Woodhull, “Feminism and Islamic Tradition”, p. 42. Note that Woodhull later qualifies this judgement, finding enough evidence of political will in the novel to quell her doubts as to its political soundness.

147-69. 17. 5 Pam Morris, Literature and Feminism (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993), p. 198. 6 Julia Kristeva, La Révolution du langage poétique (Paris: Seuil, 1974), p. 26. In Dialogue with Kristeva: L’Amour, la fantasia 37 These rhythms of heartbeat and pulse, dark and light, hot and cold, the regular intaking and outgiving of breath, food and faeces translate into a range of sensory experiences that literally and metaphorically start to make sense: “Oralité, audition, vision: modalités archaïques sur lesquelles se produira la discrétion la plus précoce.

92). 27 The Front de Libération Nationale (FLN), which led the armed insurrection against the French, was founded in 1954. Independence was declared on July 5, 1962. 44 Assia Djebar: In Dialogue with Feminisms fiction also merge as Djebar incorporates fictional characters into her reconstruction of historical events. In this chapter, I will use Kristeva’s three phases as a model for my study of the three parts of Djebar’s novel, which I have divided into four sections: Symbolic mode: 1. Parts 1 and 2 – historical 2.

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