Title Orientalism in English Literature
Subtitle Perception of Islam and Muslims
Author Abdur Raheem Kidwai
ISBN 9788130926926
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No of pages 304
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2016
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Orientalism in English Literature: Perception of lslam and Muslimsis a study on Literary Orientalism that inspects and discusses the image of Muslims and lslam in English Literature through history. It identifies and examines the imperialistic as well as the positive pluralistic perspectives of lslam by the Western world. In his several articles and notes, Abdur Raheem Kidwai has studied perspectives from the age of Southey and Byron to the contemporary writings of Balwant Gargi and Qaisra Shahraz.

Orientalism in English Literature: Perception of Islam and Muslimsis a collection of articles, notes and book reviews on Literary Orientalism - a new, emerging subfield of English studies. Literary Orientalism, covering  the tropes of Imagology, representation and cross-cultural encounter, stands for the depiction of Islam and Muslims in English literary texts down the ages. Among the practitioners of Literary Orientalism are such outstanding men of letters as Chaucer, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Milton,  Beckford, Dryden, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Moore, Scott, Browning, Arnold, Tennyson, Carlyle, Kipling, Forster, Conrad, Joyce, Eliot, Yeats, and Lessing. This Volume analyzes various facets of Literary  Orientalism, including book reviews on the latest publications in the field.


Dedication • Preface • Acknowledgments

Section One Articles and Notes

Chapter 1: Perceptions of Islam and Muslims in English Literature:  A Historical Survey 
Chapter 2: ‘Too wide apart our faith has been’: William Wordsworth’s Orientalism
Chapter 3: ‘Samples of the Finest Orientalism:’ Image of the Orient in Lord Byron’s ‘Turkish Tales’
Chapter 4: Oriental Heroines in Lord Byron’s ‘Turkish Tales’
Chapter 5: A ‘Gorgeous Fabric’: Authentic Images of India and the Orient in the Works of British Romantic Women Poets
Chapter 6: Pulp Fiction or Hate Literature
Chapter 7: (Mis) Representation of the Other: Islam/Muslims in English Literary Studies
Chapter 8: Recontextualization of Muslim Society and Modernity  in Qaisra Shahraz’s The Holy Woman
Chapter 9: The Challenging Gaze: Islam/Muslims in Today’s Globalized World in Qaisra Shahraz’s Revolt
Chapter 10: Imagining another Pakistan - Muqaddastan: Perception of Muslims in Balwant Gargi’s Purple Moonlight
Chapter 11: (Un)veiling (Dis)honour: Image of Muslim Woman in Indian Writings in English
Chapter 12: The Outline of Coleridge’s and Southey’s  ‘Mohammed’ 
Chapter 13: A Bibliography of Southey’s Oriental Reading
Chapter 14: Byron’s Allusion to Zuleika: A Note
Chapter 15: Byron’s The Tale of  Calil
Chapter 16: A Bibliography of Byron’s Oriental Reading
Chapter 17: A Bibliography of Moore’s Oriental Reading
Chapter 18: Leigh Hunt’s ‘Abraham and the Fire-Worshipper’ : A Possible Source
Chapter 19: The Burning Heart in Poe’s ‘Al Aaraaf: Another Possible Source 

Section Two • Book Reviews

Chapter 20:
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: The Turkish Embassy Letters - Edited by Malcolm Jack, with an introduction by Anita Desai
Chapter 21: Islam and Romantic Orientalism: Literary Encounters with the Orient - By Mohammed Sharafuddin
Chapter 22: British Romantic Writers and the East: Anxieties of Empire - By Nigel Leask
Chapter 23: English and Islam: Creative Encounters 96 - Edited by Jalal Uddin Khan and Adrian E. Hare 
Chapter 24: The Sultan’s Court: European Fantasies of the East - By Alain Grosrichard and translated by Liz Heron
Chapter 25: Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque - By Mohja Kahf
Chapter 26: Images of Turkey in Western Literature - By Kamil Aydin
Chapter 27: A Compendium of Eastern Elements in Byron’s Oriental Tales -  By Naji B.N. Oueijan
Chapter 28: Image and Representation: Stories of Muslim Lives in India - Edited by Mushirul Hasan and M. Asaduddin
Chapter 29: Unfolding the Orient - Edited by Paul and Janet Starkey
Chapter 30: Interpreting the Orient - Edited by Paul and Janet Starkey
Chapter 31: Arabian Mirrors and Western Soothsayers: Nineteenth Century Literary Approaches to Arab-Islamic History - By Muhammad A. Al-Dami
Chapter 32: Robert Southey: Poetical Works 1793-1810 - General editor Lynda Pratt
Chapter 33: Perceptions of Islam in European Writings - By Ahmad Gunny
Chapter 34: New Turkes: Dramatizing Islam and the Ottomans in Early Modern England - By Matthew Dimmock
Chapter 35: Fables of the East: Selected Tales 1662-1785 - Edited by Ros Ballaster
Chapter 36: The Arabian Nights and Orientalism: Perspectives From East and West - Edited by Yamanaka and Tetsuo Nishio
Chapter 37: The Sum of All Heresies: The Image of Islam in Western Thought - By Frederick Quinn 
Chapter 38: The Prophet Muhammad in French and English Literature 1650 to the Present - By Ahmad Gunny
Chapter 39: Visions oj the Ottoman World in Renaissance Europe - By Andrei Pippidi 
Chapter 40: Mythologies of the Prophet Muhammad in Early Modern English Culture - By Matthew Dimmock 
Chapter 41: Postcolonialism and Islam, Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film - Edited by Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch and Sarah E. Hackett 
Chapter 42: Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powers - Edited by Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar
Chapter 43: Muslims in the Western Imagination - By Sophia Rose Arjana
Chapter 44: English Poems on Prophet Mohammad - Edited by Masood Ul Hasan
Chapter 45: Islam and Romanticism: Muslim Currents From Goethe to Emerson - By Jeffrey Einboden 

About the Author:

Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Professor of English and Director UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Aligarh Muslim University has to his credit two Ph.Ds in English: one from the Aligarh Muslim University and the other on Lord Byron’s Orientalism from the University of Leicester, UK. Also, he has been the Honorary Visiting Professor/Fellow at the Department of English, University of Leicester. He has delivered lectures on Literary Orientalism at the Universities of Oxford, Mauritius, Sunderland, and Leicester. His articles, notes and reviews have appeared in Byron Journal, Notes and Queries, Islamic Studies and Muslim World Book Review. Some of his books are Orientalism in Lord Byron’s Turkish Tales (1995); Stranger than Fiction: Image of Islam/Muslims in English Fiction, APH, New Delhi (2000) (Edited Volume); Behind the Veil: Representation of Muslim Woman in Indian Writings in English 7950-2000, APH, New Delhi (2007) (Edited Volume); Literary Orientalism: A Companion (2009); The Holy and the Unholy: A Volume of Critical Essays on Qaisra Shahraz’s Novels (2011), (co-edited with M. Asim Siddiqui); Criticism and Counter Criticism (2012), (co-edited with M. Asim Siddiqui); Believing and Belonging: Critical Essays on Muslim British Fiction (co-edited with M.Asim Siddqui)

Target Audience:

The Volume should be of interest to students of English literature, Cultural  Studies East-West relations and Islamic Studies.
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