Papagianni Chrysavgi

Papagianni Chrysavgi
Zayed University · English and Writing Studies--College of Education

Doctor of Philosophy

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The purpose of this chapter is to counteract the usual stereotypes surrounding the United Arab Emirates and to open up new, more complex ways of understanding Emirati identity. The focus will be on Emirati film production and in particular on the work of one of the most acclaimed female directors in the country, Nojoom Alghanem, in an attempt to sh...
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Dorothy Arzner was the only American woman that was successful in both the silent and the sound era. She was the only woman director working for Hollywood in the 1930s and one of the very few female Hollywood directors that have been successful from the 1920s to the 1940s. Arzner in fact came to symbolize everything that women could achieve in cine...
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This entry provides an introduction to the work of and the challenges faced by women filmmakers in the United Arab Emirates while at the same time providing an overview of the emerging film industry in the country. The fact that these women claim the power of representation and start telling their stories against the backdrop of a conservative, pat...
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This entry provides an overview of postfeminism, which has become central in the last two decades not only within feminist cultural discourse but also within neoliberal discourses and popular culture. The dominant attempts to conceptualize postfeminism often bring to the surface approaches that are complex and contradictory in nature. For instance,...
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During the past decade, the rapid growth of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has substantially affected all aspects of language teaching and learning. As far as Greece is concerned, in the last decade ICTs have gradually been incorporated in secondary curricula transforming traditional methods of information transmission and affect...
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The radical transformation of space and material geography in the United Arab Emirates has led Emiratis to lose their strong connection to an environment that has claimed a pivotal role in the formation of cultural identity in the area. Nujoom Alghanem"s Hamama helps re-establish the lost connection to locality by remediating local memories and thu...
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Dense and thoroughly researched, Stella Bolaki’s Unsettling the Bildungsroman: Reading Contemporary Ethnic American Women’s Fiction attempts to “open up more space for debate around the Bildungsroman by examining its intersection with life-writing forms that seem unable to coexist harmoniously with it,” as Bolaki mentions in her introduction (13)....
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Stephanie Lewthwaite’s Race, Place and Reform in Mexican Los Angeles is an interesting and thought provoking book focusing on the growth of the Mexican community within Los Angeles from 1890 to 1940. Thoroughly researched, the book is enhanced with interesting demographical and historical information that manage to call into question previous “assu...
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Paul Auster’s impressive gamut of work continues to incite fascination and controversy. Indeed, his compelling storytelling style taken together with his mixing of crime fiction and absurdism has made his readers and critics vacillate between praise and condemnation. James Peacock’s Understanding Paul Auster, sheds new light to otherwise obscure as...
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The xenophobia exacerbated after the 9/11 attacks in America brings to sharp focus current immigration policies since the predominant tendency today especially in Europe is to restrict the surge of immigrants, particularly those coming from the Middle East. Within such a context, Jeanne Petit’s The Men and Women We Want: Gender, Race, and the Progr...
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Despite the shortness of its length, Miami Vice by James Lyons is a meticulous study of NBC’s series of the same title, attempting to provide an overview of the show’s social, socio-cultural, and industrial-economic circumstances surrounding its production and distribution in order to highlight its status as a “defining show of its era” (3). The se...
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The prohibition of the islamic burqa in European countries can be seen as a symptom of a return to nationalism, in itself a reaction to the growing fear of a possible Muslim increase exacerbated after 9/11 in America, the Fortuyn and Van Gogh murders in Netherlands and the terrorist attacks in Spain and England. Thus, despite the undeniable progres...

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