Imagining the Common Ground

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Caroline Rooney

  • The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, special issue on Egyptian Literary Culture and Egyptian Modernity, 43 (August 2011).
  • Wasafiri, special issue on Global Youth Cultures, 73 (November 2012).
  • ‘The Contemporary Egyptian Maqama or Short Story Novel as a Form of Democracy’ in The Postcolonial Short Story, ed. Maggie Awadalla and Paul March-Russell (London: Palgrave, 2012).
  • ‘Activism and Authenticity: Palestinian and Related Hip Hop’ in The Arab Avant-Garde: Musical Innovation in the Middle East. Ed. Kay Dickinson, et. al. (Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2012).
  • Co-edited with Rita Sakr, The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Journalism and Art: Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut (London and New York: Routledge, 2013).
  • With Rita Sakr, Interviews with Robert Fisk, Mai Masri and Mischa Hiller, in The Ethics of Representation.
    ‘A Question of Faith in Humanity: Jean Said Makdisi’s Beirut Fragments and Other Beirut Fragments’, in The Ethics of Representation.
  • ‘Music Sans Frontières? Documentaries on Hip Hop in the Holy Land and DIY Democracy’, in Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa, ed. Walid El Hamamsy and Mounira Soliman (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2012/13).
  • ‘From Cairo to Tottenham: The Big Society and the London Riots’, in Journal for Cultural Research, special issue on the London Riots, ed. Rupa Huq (forthcoming 2013).
  • ‘Utopian Cosmopolitanism and the Conscious Pariah: Harare, Ramallah, Cairo’. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature.Special issue on Debating Local Cosmopolitanism. Ed. Ranka Primorac. Volume 46: 1 (March 2011).
  • ‘Arab Hip Hop in an International Frame’. Orient, Vol. III (July 2010).
  • ’The Disappointed of the Earth’. Psychoanalysis and History, Special double issue on Psychoanalysis, Fascism and Fundamentalism, Vol. 11 (July 2009).
  • ‘Pourquoi la loyauté?’, with Julia Borossa in Guerre finie, guerre infinie (Beirut, forthcoming).

Rita Sakr

  • ‘Anticipating’ the 2011 Arab Uprisings: Revolutionary Literatures and Political Geographies, Palgrave Pivot (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
  • Review of Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World, in British Journal of Middle-Eastern Studies (40.4 (2013): 479-81).
  • Co-authored with Caroline Rooney, “‘We Teach Life, Sir’: States of Siege, Youth, and Filmed Testimony,’ Liberal Democracies at War: Conflict and Representation, ed. Hilary Ann Footitt and Andrew Knapp (London and New York: Continuum, 2013).
  • Review of Hisham Matar’s In the Country of Men and Anatomy of a DisappearanceWasafiri (Winter 2012): 102-4.
  • ‘Writing the 2011 Arab Uprisings: Visions and Realities.’ Frame 25.2 (2012): 11-19.
  • ‘“War is Surrealism Without Art”: Representing the Unrepresentable in Mahmoud Darwish, Rawi Hage and Robert Fisk,’ in The Ethics of Representation.
  • Monumental Space in the Post-Imperial Novel: An Interdisciplinary Study. (London and New York: Continuum, 2011).
  • “Between Terror and Taboo: Monumentalisation as the Matrix of History and Politics in Orhan Pamuk’s The Black Book and Snow.” British Journal of Middle-Eastern Studies 38, (2011): 227-48.
  • “Imaginative Migrations: An Interview with the Lebanese-Canadian Writer Rawi Hage.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 47.3 (2011): 343-51.