Remembering Cosmopolitan Egypt examines the link between cosmopolitanism in Egypt, from the nineteenth century through to the mid-twentieth century, and colonialism. While it has been widely noted that such a relationship exists, the nature and impact of this dynamic is often overlooked. Taking a theoretical, literary and historical approach, the author argues that the notion of the cosmopolitan is inseparable from, and indebted to, its foundation in empire.
Since the late 1970s a number of artistic works have appeared that represent the diversity of ethnic, national, and religious communities present in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During this period of direct and indirect European domination, the cosmopolitan society evident in these texts thrived. Through detailed analysis of these texts, which include contemporary novels written in Arabic and Hebrew as well as Egyptian films, the implications of the close relationship between colonialism and cosmopolitanism are explored.
This comparative study of the contemporary literary and cultural revival of interest in Egypt's cosmopolitan past will be of interest to students of Middle Eastern Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies and Jewish Studies.
A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
ISSUE 14: May 2015
Mike Resnick, Editor
Jean Rabe, Assistant Editor
Shahid Mahmud, Publisher
Stories by: Robert A. Heinlein, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Harry Turtledove, C. Stuart Hardwick, Michael Bishop, Sean Williams, Nancy Kress, Anna Wu, Tom Gerencer, Alan Dean Foster Larry Niven
Serialization: Melodies of the Heart by Michael Flynn
Columns by: Barry Malzberg, Gregory Benford
Book Reviews: Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett
Interview: Joy Ward interviews David Brin
Galaxy's Edge is a bi-monthly (every two months) magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an award winning independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old (reprint) stories, a serialization of a novel, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
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