Alif 40: Mapping New Directions in the Humanities (Paperback)

Alif 40: Mapping New Directions in the Humanities By Ferial Ghazoul (Editor), Walid El Hamamsy (Editor) Cover Image

Alif 40: Mapping New Directions in the Humanities (Paperback)

By Ferial Ghazoul (Editor), Walid El Hamamsy (Editor)


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An interdisciplinary exploration of the most recent research trends and directions in the humanities

This issue of Alif is dedicated to efforts to redefine and reorient the humanities in light of global institutional and intellectual realities. "Mapping" is construed in several ways: the more literal meaning of geographical "reorientation" in the sense of efforts to redefine the relationship between global north and south, and between Western and non-Western intellectual traditions. It also refers to the remapping of the modern university by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work in the humanities that brings it to new shores such as the digital humanities and medical humanities. Essays map out ways for the humanities to better engage the extra-academic pressures shaping the modern university as it remains true to its own best long-standing goals and values.

Editorial Board (alphabetically by last name):
  • Omaima Abou Bakr (Cairo University)
    Saad Albazei (King Saud University)
    Gaber Asfour (Cairo University)
    Mohammed Berrada (University of Mohamed V) Ira Dworkin (Texas A&M University)
    Ziad Elmarsafy (King's College London)
    Sabry Hafez (SOAS, University of London)
    Richard Jacquemond (Aix Marseille University)
    C za Kassem-Draz (AUC and Cairo University)
    As'ad Khairallah (American University of Beirut)
    Andrew N. Rubin (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Randa Sabry (Cairo University)
    Doris Enright-Clark Shoukri (AUC)
    Hoda Wasfi (Ain Shams University)

Contributors (alphabetically by last name):
  • Shereen Abouelnaga, Cairo University, Egypt
    Tamer Amin, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Brian James Baer, Kent State University, Ohio, USA
    Abdesslam Benabdelali, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
    Claire Gallien, University Paul Val ry, Montpellier, France
    Nadia Hashish, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Naglaa Saad Hassan, Fayoum University, Egypt
    Hassan Hilmy, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
    Samia Al Hodathy, Paris Nanterre University, France
    Hala Kamal, Cairo University, Egypt
    David Konstan, New York University, USA
    Hossam Nayel, the Academy of Arts, Cairo, Egypt
    Antonio Pacifico, Oriental University Institute, Naples, Italy
    Yasmine Sweed, MSA University, Cairo, Egypt
    Levi Thompson, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA
    Youssef Yacoubi, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Product Details ISBN: 9781617979668
ISBN-10: 161797966X
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication Date: January 12th, 2021
Pages: 450
Language: English