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Breaking the Rules A Stylistic Reading in an Abbasid Slave – Girl Anecdote

Show simple item record Al Mofti, Elham Abd Al Wahab 2018-07-30T07:06:02Z 2018-07-30T07:06:02Z 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1985-8647
dc.description.abstract This study is a close stylistic reading of a story of a poetic challenge act held between ‘Inan, an Abbasid slave – girl and Abu Hanash, a distinguished male poet of her time. Although the male superiority in poetry was unquestionable in classical Arabic literature the result of this challenge broke the rule and supported the anti – thesis of female superiority. From a personal point of view, this anecdote, though reported in few a lines by Abu ‘l- Faraj al- Asfahani, is loaded with significant indications. The aim of this paper is to explore, through detailed stylistic analysis of this anecdote, the conflicts among the contradictory components of the Abbasid society, and to review the woman status within literary and intellectual circles of this period. en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
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dc.subject Abbasid Literatuer
dc.subject Poetic Challenge
dc.subject Slave - Girl Anecdote
dc.subject Stylistics
dc.subject Text Linguistics
dc.title Breaking the Rules A Stylistic Reading in an Abbasid Slave – Girl Anecdote en_US
dc.title.alternative ضد السائد - قراءة أسلويسة في حكاية جارية عباسية
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 2015
dc.issue 02
dc.pagestart 322
dc.pageend 345
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JHS

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