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Mystique in Arabic Poetics: An Inquiry into Cultural Dominant

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This paper argues that the paucity of innovative work in Arabic critical tradition is a ramification of an aesthetic of conformity to the dominant patterns in Arabia. The preoccupation with specific aspects in poetics does not contribute to the framing of intellectual debates past and present, but discloses an exclusionary discourse with a narrow scheme of knowledge. Such a limitation in epistemology is symptomatic of a wider one at the level of formative ideals. The present article attempts to unfold the crisis in this epistemology by problematizing the mainstream poetics of culture and seeking new possibilities of reflection beyond the edges of definition.

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Ali, Y. (2015) Mystique in Arabic Poetics: An Inquiry into Cultural Dominant. Advances in Literary Study, 3, 7-14. doi: 10.4236/als.2015.31002.

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