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The Arab Feminist Gothics – From 1001 Nights to Nawal El Saadawi

November 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this talk, Roxanne Douglas will sketch how contemporary Arab feminist writers draw on literary histories such as the 1001 Nights and local folklore to write in a localised version of feminist Gothic tropes, from the haunted house, qarina spirit doubles, madness, and ghosts in order to explore feminist sensibilities in places like Lebanon and Egypt.


November 13, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Romancing the Gothic