National and International Politics in the Middle East

National and International Politics in the Middle East

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In Joseph Conrad s tales, representations of women and of qfeminineq generic forms like the romance are often present in fugitive ways. Conrad s use of allegorical feminine imagery, fleet or deferred introductions of female characters, and hybrid generic structures that combine features of qmasculineq tales of adventure and intrigue and qfeminineq dramas of love or domesticity are among the subjects of this literary study. Many of Conrad s critics have argued that Conrad s fictions are aesthetically flawed by the inclusion of women and love plots; thus Thomas Moser has questioned why Conrad did not qcut them out altogether.q Yet a thematics of gender suffuses Conrad s narrative strategies. Even in tales that contain no significant female characters or obvious love plots, Conrad introduces elusive feminine presences, in relationships between men, as well as in men s relationships to their ship, the sea, a shore breeze, or even in the gendered embrace of death. This book investigates an identifiably feminine qpoint of viewq which is present in fugitive ways throughout Conrad s canon. Conrad s narrative strategies are articulated through a language of sexual difference that provides the vocabulary and grammar for tales examining European class, racial, and gender paradigms to provide acute and, at times, equivocal investigations of femininity and difference.qIn celebration of his birthday, these essays are presented to him by a group of his admirers overseas. ... to Middle Eastern Studies, can attest to the pleasure of receiving the two short sentences he writes (more quickly than ... Rose Louise Greaves, another of my favourite historians, had recently published a series of articles in the Bulletin of the ... I drew the only reasonable conclusion: that the Great Game in Asia had been invented to keep me scribbling happily throughout my career.

Title:National and International Politics in the Middle East
Author:Edward Ingram
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-07-23


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