• The aesthetics and politics of rumor : the making of Egyptian public culture 

    Koerber, Benjamin William (2012-12)
    Whether as a distinct cultural form, or as a problem exaggerated and imagined by a paranoid interpretive bent, “rumor” (al-ishāʿa) claims a place in the writings of many Egyptian intellectuals, littérateurs, journalists, ...
  • The aesthetics and politics of rumor in modern Egypt 

    Koerber, Benjamin William (2010-05)
    This thesis is an investigation into the aesthetic and political functions of “rumor” in modern Egypt. While previous studies have emphasized the formal or structural features of the genre, I seek to analyze the discursive, ...