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Malti-Douglas, Fedwa

Works: 77 works in 268 publications in 4 languages and 11,606 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Encyclopedias  Cross-cultural studies  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Redactor, Other
Classifications: PJ7862.A3, 892.736
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Most widely held works about Fedwa Malti-Douglas
Most widely held works by Fedwa Malti-Douglas
Medicines of the soul : female bodies and sacred geographies in a transnational Islam by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation
The Starr report disrobed by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""What is this strange book"" asks Fedwa Malti-Douglas, ""that can bring the American presidency to its knees?"" In this probing study of Kenneth W. Starr's influential and historic work, she reveals how The Starr Report exposed
Hisland : adventures in ac-ac-ademe by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof on academia featuring a woman professor visiting a university which is a bastion of phony intellectualism and male chauvinism. The heroine is called M/M, the university is called Ac-Ac and the tale is told partly in prose, partly in verse
Blindness & autobiography : Al-Ayyām of Ṭāhā Ḥusayn by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three-volume life-story of the Egyptian intellectual Tahah Husayn (1889-1973) is a landmark in modern autobiography, in Arabic letters, and in the literature of blindness. This justly celebrated text, however, has never been subjected to the sustained literary analysis here presented by Fedwa Malti-Douglas. Born into a modest family and blinded in childhood, Husayn nevertheless conquered first his own and then a European educational system to become one of his country's leading modernizers. Professor Malti-Douglas shows that the personal, social, and literary reality of the hero's blindness gives the autobiography its unity and force. Blindness and Autobiography is not only a rich explication of al-Ayyam but a pioneering study of the interaction between a severe physical handicap and the autobiographical process. It adds a new perspective to the contemporary discussion of the cultural uses of the body. The first part of the book explores blindness and society, from the evolving conflict between personal and social conceptions of the handicap to the way blindness redefines the more familiar issues of traditional versus modern, East versus West. The second section examines the relationship of blindness to the autobiography's ecriture, rhetoric, and narration
Men, women, and God(s) : Nawal El Saadawi and Arab feminist poetics by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Arab woman inspires as much emotion as Nawal El Saadawi. No woman in the Middle East has been the subject of more polemic. Certainly, no Arab woman s pen has violated as many sacred enclosures as that of Nawal El Saadawi. Is it any wonder that many an Arab male intellectual has dismissed her in my presence as at best an opportunist and at worst a whore? Or that many Western critics of the Middle East, including gender-conscious ones, persist in ignoring, when not occulting, her literary corpus? Her fiction has been castigated as mere propaganda, as a tireless repetition of her radical message. Yet in the Middle East her books have gone into multiple editions in their Arabic originals, and in the West she has become a household word in feminist circles
Encyclopedia of sex and gender( )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more
Woman's body, woman's word : gender and discourse in Arabo-Islamic writing by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innocence of the Devil by Nawāl Saʻdāwī( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nawal El Saadawi's books are known for their powerful denunciation of patriarchy in its many forms: social, political, and religious. Set in an insane asylum, The Innocence of the Devil is a complex and chilling novel that recasts the relationships of God and Satan, of good and evil. Intertwining the lives of two young women as they discover their sexual and emotional powers, Saadawi weaves a dreamlike narrative that reveals how the patriarchal structures of Christianity and Islam are strikingly similar: physical violation of women is not simply a social or political phenomenon, it is a religious one as well. While more measured in tone than Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, Saadawi's novel is similar in its linguistic, literary, and philosophical richness. Evoking a world of pain and survival that may be unfamiliar to many readers, it speaks in a universal voice that reaches across cultures and is the author's most potent weapon. -- Publisher description
Arab comic strips : politics of an emerging mass culture by Allen Douglas( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discipline of Middle Eastern studies in the West has often been resistant to incorporating new theoretical and conceptual paradigms. Arab Comic Strips provides at least one indicator that this trend has begun to change. The study reflects the influence of both political economy and post-modernism. The former's influence can be seen in the authors' focus on mass culture and "history from below," while the latter's manifests itself in the authors' use of semiotics and their eschewal of any linear model of social change or totalizing discourse. The strengths of Arab Comic Strips lie in its comprehensive treatment of the genre it scrutinizes. The authors present extensively detailed studies of comic strips that range from Iraq and the Gulf to North Africa and France. Further, the strips they select cover a wide thematic and ideological terrain. Pan-Arabist, Islamist, hybrid Western-Arab, and radical leftist strips all receive in-depth analysis. Through this analysis, the reader gains great insight into political and cultural debates specific to particular regions of the Arab world. The juxtaposition of strips representing different thematic, ideological, and geographical perspectives constitutes comparative analysis at its best. -- From (Dec. 4, 2013)
Prairies of fever : a novel by Ibrāhīm Naṣr Allāh( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad Hammad is a young teacher hired, like hundreds of others from all over the Arab world, to teach in a remote part of the Arabian Peninsula. This novel recounts his harrowing struggle to retain any sense of identity in the bleak and alienating places he finds himself in
Partisan sex : bodies, politics, and the law in the Clinton era by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America inside out -- High cultural anxieties -- Romancing the presidency -- Varga or viagra? -- The macho, the wimp, and the disabled -- Some like it hot -- Foodgate, or, Breakfast at Hillary's -- A nation of voyeurs -- Epilogue: The new and the old
Power, marginality, and the body in medieval Islam by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structures of avarice : the Bukhalāʼ in medieval Arabic literature by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'idéologie par la bande : héros politiques de France et d'Egypte au miroir de la BD by Allen Douglas( )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical pilgrimages : studies in the Arabic literary tradition by Roger Allen( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treatment by computer of medieval Arabic biographical data : an introduction and guide to the Onomasticum [i.e. Onomasticon] Arabicum by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman and her Sûfîs by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bināʼ al-naṣṣ al-turāthī : dirāsāt fī al-adab wa-al-tarajim by Fedwa Malti-Douglas( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Arabic and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thousand and one nights in Arabic literature and society by Giorgio Levi Della Vida Conference( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of sex and gender( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Medicines of the soul : female bodies and sacred geographies in a transnational Islam
Alternative Names
Douglas, Fedwa Malti-.

Douglas, Fedwa Malti 1946-

Douglas Fewda Malti

Dūǧlās, Fadwá Mālṭī

Dūǧlās, Fadwā Mālṭī- 1946-

Dūjlās, Fadwá Mālṭī-

Dūjlās, Fadwá Mālṭī- 1946-

Malti Douglas Fedwa

Mālṭī-Dūǧlās, Fadwā 1946-

Mālṭī-Dūjlās, Fadwá

Mālṭī-Dūjlās, Fadwá 1946-

Mālṭī, Fadwā 1946-

Malti, Fedwa 1946-

دوجلاس، فدوى مالطي، 1946-

فدوى مالطي دوجلاس، 1946-

مالطى-دوجلاس، فدوى

مالطي دوجلاس فدوى

مالطي، فدوى، 1946-

English (181)

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Arabic (3)

Turkish (1)

The Starr report disrobedHisland : adventures in ac-ac-ademeBlindness & autobiography : Al-Ayyām of Ṭāhā ḤusaynMen, women, and God(s) : Nawal El Saadawi and Arab feminist poeticsEncyclopedia of sex and genderThe innocence of the DevilArab comic strips : politics of an emerging mass culturePrairies of fever : a novel