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نقد غواية العنوان
نقد غواية العنوان

نقد لكتاب غواية العنوان (The Lure of the Title)

بقلم البروفسور محمد صديق من جامعة بيركلي

 .Journal of Levantine Studies, Summer 2017, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 176-180

In these fundamental respects Ghanayim’s writing resonates forcefully with the best traditions of classical scholarship, just as it contrasts sharply with much recent academic writing on Arabic literature that tends to relegate the text to a secondary position in favor of one specious literary theory or another. It is of little relevance what directs this drift, which occurs perhaps especially in American academe—infatuation with voguish theories, limited knowledge of Arabic (and the consequent inability to engage directly with the primary sources of Arabic literature), or a combination of both—for the end result is uniformly dismal. It tends to “theorize” the literary text itself out of existence. For these and many other reasons, the emergence of theoretically informed, critically rigorous studies such as The Lure of the Title augurs well for a timely paradigm shift in the field of Arabic literary studies.

While students and scholars of literature in general, and Arabic literature in particular, stand to benefit most from the publication of this book, its range and relevance are not limited to them. The import and relevance of the book go far beyond these, to bear directly on a host of associated fields and areas of interest across the broad academic, scholarly, and intellectual spectrums. This is perhaps why the book has already been published in English as well. Students and scholars in related fields such as Arab/Islamic studies, history, linguistics, cultural studies, anthropology, folklore, ethnic studies, and gender and women’s studies, among others, are just as likely to benefit from the rigorous critical methodology, extensive knowledge, and profound insights of this outstanding study.

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