Parution : Stephan Guth, Emerging Subjectivity in the Long 19th-Century Middle East. Philological Approaches, De Gruyter, 2024

 

Emerging Subjectivity in the Long 19th-Century Middle East
Philological Approaches


Stephan Guth

 

 

 

 

This volume revisits the “long 19th century” in the Middle East from the perspective of emerging subjectivity as a fundamentally new attitude of the individual vis-à-vis the World. Stephan Guth’s holistic vision interprets emerging subjectivity as the key operator at the heart of the many aspects of the so-called Arab(ic) “Renaissance” (and corresponding movements in Turkish), like rationalism, critical analysis, political emancipation, reformism, moralism, and emotionalism, but also a new language, new genres, and new concepts.

Guth’s thoroughly philological approach demonstrates how a close reading of literary texts from the period, a cultural-psychological interpretation of linguistic phenomena and an etymology-informed look into conceptual terminology can contribute to a deeper understanding of what “modernisation” actually meant, deep inside the human beings’ mind and psyche, in their meeting with a rapidly changing world.

Twenty essays on language, literature, and key concepts reflect the author’s life-long engagement with the culture of the period in question. The articles are glued together by a guiding narrative that assigns each treated aspect its place in the author’s vision (which includes a global perspective).

 

Author / Editor information
Prof. Stephan Guth, Dept. for Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, Norway.

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Chargé de diffusion scientifique (2024, 27 mai). Parution : Stephan Guth, Emerging Subjectivity in the Long 19th-Century Middle East. Philological Approaches, De Gruyter, 2024. IISMM. Consulté le 24 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/11q2f

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