Angry Words Softly Spoken: A Comparative Study of English and Arabic Women Writers, by Alanoud Alsharekh, deals with the concept of feminism as a cross-cultural literary device that uncovers the social development of women’s emancipatory progress through the work of both English and Arab female novelists.
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The main premise of this study relies on many of the theories presented by the 1970’s feminist critical movement, especially that of Elaine Showalter’s tripartite structure.
It also suggests a new tripartite structure for the evolution of feminist consciousness in works of fiction involving an inversion of scales in ‘softness’ and ‘anger’ explored through the work of such authors as Charlotte Brontë, Sarah Grand, Virginia Woolf, Layla al Othman, Nawal al Saadawi and Hanan al Shaykh.
About the Author
Dr Alanoud Al Sharekh is a specialist in feminist literature in the Arab Middle East and has held teaching posts at both Kuwait University and the Arab Open University. She serves on the boards of a number of NGOs and philanthropic organisations and has been an academic consultant on women’s issues and a representative for the Kuwaiti Government officially and as a civil society group representative at the French government, the United Nations and the EU Parliament. She has lectured in many local and international institutions including Uppsala University, Sweden, and has written several articles and two books on women in the Arab World. Dr Al Sharekh is the first individual recipient of a Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) grant and has been working as a consultant for UNIFEM in the GCC area.
2006 Series Asian Art & Society ISSN 1740-3103
Series Editors Sajid Rizvi
Binding Hard cover
ISBN-13 9781872843933 ISBN-10 187284393X
236pp Book size 234mm [h] x 156mm [w] HB Shipping weight 700g approx Price excl shipping GBP 29.95 Published by Saffron Books Distributed by Saffron Distribution
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