1st Edition

Articulations of Resistance Transformative Practices in Contemporary Arab-American Poetry

By Sirène H. Harb Copyright 2020
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    Using a theoretical framework located at the intersection of US ethnic studies, transnational studies, and postcolonial studies, Articulations of Resistance: Transformative Practices in Contemporary 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.


    1 Haunted Spaces: Ghostliness, Loss, and Violence

    2 Translating 9/11: Contrapuntalism, Dialogism, and Necropolitics

    3 Bilingualism, Cultural Foreignization, and Formal Innovation

    4 Centrifugal Forces and Articulations of Resistance: The Poetry of June Jordan and Suheir Hammad



    Sirène H. Harb is an Associate Professor of American and Comparative Literature at the American University of Beirut.