Writing Resistance into Arabic Literary History: Beyond a Tradition/Nahda Binary in the 19th Century.

This talk demonstrates the productive role of anticolonial resistance--rather than assimilation--within other 19th c. Arabic literary networks through the example of resistance figures Amīr ʻAbd al-Qādir (1808-1883) of  Algeria and Shaikh Māʼ al-ʻAynayn (1831- 1910) of Morocco/ Mauritania/ Western Sahara.