Special Issue "Arab Diaspora Literature Then and Now"
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2018).
Interests: Contemporary Arabic Literature; Arab Feminism(s); Literary and Trauma Theory; Gender Studies; Queer Arab Studies; Autobiography;Travel;Fantasy; War Narratives; Postcolonial and Diasporic Literature, and Comparative Literature
Arab Diaspora literature underwent numerous transformations since its initial articulation as Mahjar literature of North and South American émigrés in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The prolific literature currently produced in Europe, the Americas, and other parts of the world has expanded its longing for the homeland scope to articulate different modes of identity belonging and multifarious literary genres. We seek contributions that interrogate the ways in which contemporary Arab diaspora literature has stretched the concepts of utopia/dystopia, humanities/urban and geography studies, and gender and LGBTQ studies. Of particular interest are articles that examine the impact of war and the refugee crises on developing innovative literary, visual, digital, and cinematic texts that articulate personal and national traumas, question and redefine the positionality of Arab Diaspora literature within the context of ongoing geopolitical upheavals of the Arab world, the academia, and comparative and global studies at large.
Dr. Hanadi Al-Samman
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- Mahjar literature
- Geography and Diaspora studies
- Palestinian, Iraqi, Syrian, Maghribi, and Gulf diaspora literature
- Refugee studies, dialogue across the disciplines.