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Journal of Arabic Literature - Country of Words: Palestinian Literature in the Digital Age of the Refugee by Prof. Dr. Refqa Abu-Remaileh

News from Nov 03, 2021

The article reflects on how to embrace the unconventional, fragmented, scattered, transnational, exilic, and refugee elements of Palestinian Literature. Placing the refugees at the heart of the story of Palestinian literature raises serious questions about the compatibility of the national framework as the primary mode of analysis. The article explores the anatomy of Palestinian literature, including the wide array of sources, literary detective work, and expanded methodological toolbox needed to gather its fragments, and illustrates the potential of the digital sphere—drawing on the world of Digital Humanities—to house, express and visualize the data-fragments of Palestinian literature.

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Keywords

  • databases
  • Digital Humanities
  • Edward Said
  • Fayṣal Darrāj
  • Ghassān Kanafānī
  • Imīl Ḥabībī
  • literary history
  • Maḥmūd Darwīsh
  • modern Arabic literature
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Palestinian literature
  • Salmā Khadrāʾ Jayyūsī