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“Bread or Freedom”: The Congress for Cultural Freedom, the CIA, and the Arabic Literary Journal Ḥiwār (1962-67)
Abstract In 1950, the United States Central Intelligence Agency created the Congress for Cultural Freedom, with its main offices in Paris. The CCF was designed as a cultural front in the Cold War inExpand
Colonizing Filipinas: Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Philippines in Western Historiography
Documents about the early period of America rule in the Philippines contain many silences and gaps surrounding the question of Filipino women in American colonial discourse. This is especially theExpand
Sometimes, tough love is the best care.
  • E. Holt
  • Medicine
  • Medical economics
  • 4 December 2000
When her suicidal patient balked at going straight to the psychiatric hospital, the author put her foot down and was rewarded in more ways than one.
From Gardens of Knowledge to Ezbekiyya after Midnight: The Novel and the Arabic Press from Beirut to Cairo, 1870-1892
Abstract Late 19th-century Beirut and Cairo were capitals of Arabic literary production and press activity. A period, oft deemed a nahḍa, that witnessed the advent of the novel form or riwāya inExpand
In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt
IN THE SHADOW OF WORLD LITERATURE: SITES OF READING IN COLONIAL EGYPT Michael Allan Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016 (xi + 180 pages, bibliography, index) $35.00 (paper), $85.00Expand
“In A Language That Was Not His Own”: On Aḥlām Mustaghānamī’s Dhākirat al-Jasad and its French Translation Mémoires de la Chair
This paper argues that Ahlām Mustaghānamī's novel Dhākirat al-jasad (Memories of the Flesh) enacts a break with Algeria's Francophone literary past, multiply staging its affiliation with the ArabicExpand
Cold War in the Arabic Press: Ḥiwār (Beirut, 1962–67) and the Congress for Cultural Freedom
This chapter provides a history for Ḥiwār (1962–67), edited by Palestinian poet Tawfīq Ṣāyigh from Beirut with broad dissemination in the Arab world, and outlines the CCF’s other interventions in theExpand
Mourning the Nahḍah