|Title:||Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives|
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|Category:||History and Criticism|
|Publisher:||University Press of Florida; 1st edition (March 12, 2003)|
Constructing Lebanon takes note of audience reception as an important and often neglected marker of how culture shapes polities, implicitly making the important point that academic analysis must attend to other readings of texts, not only the academic critics', if our readings of culture and politics are to be more than academic exercises. Salem also analyzes school curricula, indicating how history textbooks and literature anthologies perpetuate certain understandings of Lebanon's identity-a Phoenician heritage, a romanticized landscape, a village society-and occlude others.
Geographic Name: Lebanon Intellectual life 20th century. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Constructing Lebanon : a century of literary narratives, Elise Salem.
Elise Salem's Constructing Lebanon has succeeded in offering an analytical and comprehensive examination of Lebanese cultural production. Starting at the turn of the 20th century, the author provides critical, close readings of texts ranging from prose to poetry to theater, with intermittent references to TV, radio, and film. Much of the literary and pop culture that she examines has been ignored, until recently, by anglophone scholars.
Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management. Dr. Salem joined LAU as the Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management (SDEM) in July 2008. The SDEM unit is committed to the recruitment, retention and transformation of students through student services, program development and co-curricular engagement activities. In addition to her many articles and conference papers, Dr. Salem’s 2003 book, Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives, continues as a literary and cultural reference and she was recently commissioned by Oxford University Press to write the definitive chapter on the Lebanese novel. Finally, she is the mother of two sons, Anthony and Thomas, both earning P. ’s in literature, and a daughter, Rania, who is an actress in New York.
Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives.
What first becomes evident from the title of Elise Salem's book Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives is the fluidity and continuity encapsulated in the verb "constructing," signifying an act that, by virtue of it being constantly in flux, ultimately becomes a form of reconstruction. Salem's analysis of the texts that contribute toward constructing and upholding the national myth of an "idealized.
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Constructing Lebanon : A Century of Literary Narratives. Through an examination of Lebanese literary narratives and musical theater, Constructing Lebanon offers a vehicle for understanding Lebanon's cultural and political evolution as a nation over the last century. It redresses the lack of scholarship on the symbiotic relationship between nation and culture, especially in Arab studies, by presenting both descriptive and prescriptive models of how a nation can be read through literary productions.
Elise Salem is the author of Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives (2003) and numerous articles on Lebanese and Arabic literature and culture. She has taught at the University of Hawaii, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the American University of Beirut. Since 2008, Dr. Salem has served as Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management at the Lebanese American University.