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dc.contributor.advisorAli, Samer M.en
dc.creatorKeener, Kaley Tamaraen
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T19:43:23Zen
dc.date.available2012-11-06T19:43:23Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6174en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractNostalgia is a term that is often used in literature and popular culture to connote an individual’s relation to a specific place, time or object, however, despite its use in literary analysis, it is often overlooked as a rhetorical devise employed to connect to, persuade, and influence an audience. This paper analyzes the poetry of Arabo-Siculo poet Ibn Ḥamdīs and his use of nostalgia in his poetry to influence and persuade his audiences abroad. I look to the sociologists Fred Davis and Svetlana Boym and their descriptions of nostalgia as being either public or private, restorative or reflective. Drawing on these terms, I propose that Ibn Ḥamdīs writes a relational nostalgia, that is, a nostalgia that he writes into his poetry not just for cathartic, personal benefit, but as a persuasive, rhetorical measure for his audience, and in this way he builds a collective, shared memory between himself and his audience. In addition to nostalgia, I will also be looking to Suzanne Stetkevych and Samer Ali and their work on the socio-political nature of Arabo-Islamic poetry to see how Ibn Ḥamdīs creates and employs this relational nostalgia for his audience and the effect it has on them.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectIbn Ḥamdīsen
dc.subjectSicilyen
dc.subjectNostalgiaen
dc.titleIbn Ḥamdīs and the poetry of nostalgia : a rhetoric of collective memoryen
dc.date.updated2012-11-06T19:43:30Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6174en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEl-Ariss, Tareken
dc.description.departmentMiddle Eastern Studiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentMiddle Eastern Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineArabic Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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