Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

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Literary Studies
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The relation of the discipline of literary studies to the “women and Islamic cultures” of our present encyclopedic endeavor is first of all the relation of “women and Islamic cultures” to the category of literature itself. For this latter – literature, in its modern sense – and its attendant field of “literary studies” is a relatively recent intellectual and academic construction. Though poetry or epic or …

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Layoun, Mary, “Literary Studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0055>
First published online: 2009

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