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Narratological techniques in the modern Gulf novel: A case study of the narrative works of Fawziyya Shuwaish al-Sālim
by Alsaad, Anwar A. J. A., Ph.D., Indiana University, 2016, 254; 10111936
Abstract (Summary)

Narratological Techniques in the Modern Gulf Novel: A case study of the narrative works of Fawziyya Shuwaish al-Sālim Narratology began to take shape as a discipline in 1966 when the French journal Communications printed a special issue titled "The structural analysis of narrative." The term narratology (“narratologie” in French) itself was coined three years later by one of the contributors to that issue, Tzvetan Todorov, in his subsequent structuralist manifesto, Grammaire du Décaméron, which was published in 1969.

In this dissertation, I attempt to analyze the narrative texts of the Kuwaiti author Fawziyya Shuwaish al-Sālim, which include five fiction novels and one biography-autobiography, by applying modern narratological techniques suggested by leading narratologists, mainly Mieke Bal. My aim is to provide a systematic and objective assessment of her narrative techniques and style in an attempt to gauge her contribution to the Gulf novel and, perhaps, the modern Arab novel as a whole based on her use of technical and thematic aspects.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stetkevych, Suzanne
Commitee: Al-Saleh, Asaad, Losensky, Paul, McGerr, Rosemarie
School: Indiana University
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: DAI-A 77/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Comparative literature, Near Eastern Studies
Keywords: Al-Salim, Fawziyya Shuwaish, Gulf, Novels
Publication Number: 10111936
ISBN: 978-1-339-75111-5
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