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Title:Special Issue: Maghrebi artistic and literary expressions in the 21st century
Editors:Boudraa, NabilISNI
Krause, JosephISNI
Periodical:The Journal of North African Studies (ISSN 1743-9345)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic terms:Northern Africa
social change
political history
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fnas20/21/2
Abstract:This special issue of the Journal of North African Studies finds its principal source in two summer institutes held at Oregon State University in 2014 and 2007. The two institutes aspired a comprehensive assessment of post-colonial Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia from the perspective of the region's cultural artistic vitality. And, in a more specific manner, to shed light on the significance of North African art today, in its continuity marked by Berber, Arabic and European idioms, and in its modernity as it wrestles with the realities of globalism and advances of social media. The articles assembled are grouped into three themes. The first, 'Words and images of immigration and diaspora', wishes to give several approaches to the difficulties of narrating not only the other but an invisible or absent one. The second entitled 'The art of shadows and reappearance' offers ways of interpreting that very absence through innovative ways of seeing. Finally, the section entitled 'Literatures and new contexts' seeks to anchor change in the permanence of North African poetry, legend and song. Articles included: The deterritorialised self in Laila Lalami's 'Hope and other dangerous pursuits' (Rima Abunasser); How art assuages history: nostalgia in Judeo-Tunisian literature (Debbie Barnard); Investigating the enforced disappearances of Algeria's 'Dark decade': Omar D's and Kamel Khélif's commemorative art projects (Jennifer Howell); Art journals in Morocco: new ways of seeing and saying (Mary Vogl); Bordering nowhere: migration and the politics of placelessness in contemporary art of the Maghrebi diaspora (Nancy N. A. Demerdash); The fictionalisation of history in Maïssa Bey's 'Entendez-vous dans les montagnes...' (Névine El Nossery); Folk poetry, local knowledge, and resistance in Tunisia (Laura Rice and Karim Hamdy); Between francophonie and world literature in French: Tahar Ben Jelloun's evolving authority (Mary Anne Lewis); Trending classic: the cultural register of Moroccan Malhun poetry (Melanie Magidow). [ASC Leiden abstract]