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dc.contributor.advisor Motlagh, Amy El Taraboulsi, Sherine Nabil
dc.creator El Taraboulsi, Sherine Nabil 2012-02-07T09:44:07Z 2012-02-07T16:00:05Z 2011 Fall 2012-02-07T09:44:07Z
dc.description.abstract In undemocratic regimes, the cultural space is expected to align with the structure of domination, and cultural production is deemed an arm of the state, a vehicle for conformity and indoctrination. Under such circumstances, the personal and artistic choices of writers and artists become highly politicized. This thesis looks at the politics of interaction between writers and the state, specifically focusing on the heterogeneous literary space created by the author in which structures of domination are unveiled, and those placed on the periphery by the state are brought to the center of the literary space. A writer as citizen negotiates his relation to the state by means of his writing thereby practicing a form of cultural activism; the macrostructures of state domination proliferate through the microprocesses of the literary work, and it is this relation that is subject to inquiry. The thesis focuses on two crucial periods in the histories of Egypt and Iran: the period after the 1952 Egyptian Revolution and the period preceding the Iranian 1979 Islamic Revolution; and examines the literary works of two notable writers: the Egyptian Sonallah Ibrahim and the Iranian Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
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dc.subject Totalitarianism en
dc.subject Egyptian literature en
dc.subject Citizenship en
dc.subject 1952 Egyptian Revolution en
dc.subject Iranian 1979 Islamic Revolution en
dc.subject Ibrahim, Sonallah en
dc.subject Sa'edi, Gholam-Hossein en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Ibrāhīm, Ṣunʻ Allāh Tilka al-rāʼihạh.
dc.subject.lcsh Ibrāhīm, Ṣunʻ Allāh -- Criticism and interpretation.
dc.subject.lcsh Sāʻidī, Ghulām Ḥusayn, 1935- -- Criticism and interpretation.
dc.subject.lcsh Politics and literature.
dc.title Writers and the state: heterotopias of exclusion in the works of Sonallah Ibrahim and Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi en
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dc.subject.discipline English and Comparative Literature en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature en

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