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Literary Studies
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Introduction: Literary Studies, in Crisis?

Literary Studies struggles to define itself as an academic discipline. This is partly because, as Mary Layoun states so succinctly in the first volume of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, “A great diversity of epistemologies (ways of knowing), t…

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Hartman, Michelle, “Literary Studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_00013>
First published online: 2014



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