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  • Review Minorities and the Modern Arab World: New Perspectives by Laura Robson 

    Bentahar, Ziad (Canadian Comparative Literature Association, 2017)
    The Arab World continues to be too often gazed upon as though it were a monolith, despite decades of knowledge production aiming for the subversion of such reductive yet tenacious views. The very phrase “The Arab World,” ...
  • Approaches to teaching the works of Naguib Mahfouz 

    Bentahar, Ziad (Indiana University Press, 2015)
    In this case, the editors of the volume on Mahfouz offer a collection of outlooks that may assist the addition of a Mahfouz work to a survey course, or even the development of an entire seminar on the author, a decidedly ...
  • Beyond harem walls: redefining women's space in works by Assia Djebar, Malek Alloula and Fatima Mernissi 

    Bentahar, Ziad (Brill, 2009-01-01)
    Orientalist and colonial representations of harems have resulted in the association of North African women with domestic confinement. North African authors such as Assia Djebar (1980), Malek Alloula (1981) and Fatima ...
  • Frantz Fanon: traveling psychoanalysis and colonial Algeria 

    Bentahar, Ziad (University of Manitoba, 2009-09)
    Although Frantz Fanon's writings were intimately tied to colonial Algeria, his reflections have found resonance among a wide variety of audiences because of their theoretical and ideological value. Possibly, Fanon's limited ...
  • Location of memory: diachronic and synchronic Alibism and Hui identity 

    Bentahar, Ziad (University of Iowa, 2016)
    Among China's various Muslim groups, the Hui stand out on the basis of their ethnicity, history and location, and are considered unlike the Turkic groups in Western territories. The Hui are not confined to a definite region ...
  • Continental drift: the disjunction of north and sub-Saharan Africa 

    Bentahar, Ziad (Indiana University Press, 2011-01)
    Research and popular imaginative views of Africa in the last few decades have tended to leave out the northern region, even when referring to the continent as a whole. In many academic disciplines, “Africa” and “The Arab ...
  • Tintin in the Arab world and Arabic in the world of Tintin 

    Bentahar, Ziad (Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, 2012)
    "My purpose is not to make gratuitous assumptions about the political intentions of Dar al-Maarif, or reveal any sinister agenda behind (self-)censorship trends among Egyptian publishers. Rather, ...