Using a theoretical framework located at the intersection of US ethnic studies, transnational studies, and postcolonial studies, Articulations of Resistance: Transformative Practices in Arab-American Poetry maps an interdisciplinary model of critical inquiry to demonstrate the intimate link and multilayered connections between poetry and resistance. In this study of contemporary Arab-American poetry, Sirène Harb analyzes how resistance, defined as the force challenging the dominant, intervenes in ways of rethinking the local and the global vis-à-vis traditional paradigms of time, space, language and value.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Arab-American Literature: Origins, Development, and Spaces of Resistance
Chapter 1: The Poetry of 9/11: Contrapuntal Spaces of Memory and History
Chapter 2: Haunted Spaces: Ghostliness, Loss, and Violence
Chapter 3: Deconstructing the Hegemony of English: Experimental Spaces and Linguistic Crossings
Chapter 4: Naming Oppressions, Representing Empowerment: June Jordan’s and Suheir Hammad’s Poetic Projects
Sirène Harb is an Associate Professor of American and Comparative Literature at the American University of Beirut.